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Originally posted by dawnstar
reply to post by mblahnikluver
but, more than likely, you pay taxes, and some of that taxmoney is going to pay for those lazy couch potatoes healthcare.....
and as far as the cellphones, and whatever else was on that long list of things that people are buying instead of their healthcare....
well, those poor people who are getting their healthcare compliments of the taxpayer, seem to have cellphones also, they have cars, some nicer than what I am driving, they have suitable housing, are able to heat their homes in the winter (and even open their windows wide open in the middle of winter "to air the place out"..)
like I said, why should the taxpayer's money be going to provide a better standard of living to the poor than the taxpayer is enjoying themselves...if we can't afford the healthcare system, well, we have no business footing the bill for someone else...and the gov't doesn't have any taking o ur money to do it!
Originally posted by WhatTheory
Originally posted by jtma508
It is primarily intended to reduce the staggering amount of waste and inefficiencies in the system to stop runaway healthcare costs for the country.
Are you serious?
Do you mean government healthcare will be efficient and have practically no waste which will curb costs just like medicare, medicaid, welfare and the USPS?
Come on, you cannot be serious. Anything the government touches turns to crap regardless of the initial intentions. Get a grip on reality. Medicare and Medicaid is what is mainly driving up healthcare costs.
Why would this be government plan be any different? Have you actually read the plan? Take a look here:
We have the POTENTIAL of having the world's best healthcare in this country
Umm....we already have the best healthcare in the world. Obama's plan will change that. All we have to do now is just tweak the current system a little and NOT reinvent the wheel with Obama care.
[edit on 7/24/2009 by WhatTheory]
Its latest report, ranked the United States last or next-to-last compared with five other nations — Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — on most measures of performance, including quality of care and access to it. Other comparative studies also put the United States in a relatively bad light.
Originally posted by amazed
Actually, the USA is listed as 37.
The World Health Organization's ranking
of the world's health systems.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
Within a week of starting my new job, I was hospitalized with kidney stones.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
Yes, costs need to go down...ABSOLUTELY!!! BUT, there will NEVER be legislation passed that will focus DIRECTLY on lower costs.
If I had not signed my life away back in 2001, then I would have been turned away from that hospital and very likely WOULD HAVE died! It was not ANY health care plan that save me...It was my good credit that did.
US currently ranks 37th in the world by the WHO on health care systems.
I am very confident that we will be on schedule, and we will be able to present a wonderful gift to the American people, a gift of confidence, a gift of peace of mind
Originally posted by THX-1138
What is going on with this ''health care'' issue?
We already have health care and health insurance in America.
What do you think we are a bunch of dimwits with a box of band-aids?
We have the best health care. You can get patched up and you're on your way. They send you a bill and you pay for it or work out a payment plan. What more do you want?
You can purchase a health insurance policy just like auto damage insurance, drivers liability insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, flood insurance, life insurance, some crazy I'm going to go play with a tiger insurance. You can insure ANYTHING even your hands if you're a doctor or your sweet patootie if your a model.
You know what the real problem is? It is all the stuff that people buy instead of buying health insurance.
They buy the nicest cell phone every six months.
They buy the most expensive unlimited text and data plan each month.
They buy the finest cars and boats and recreational vehicles.
They buy $100 bag of weed every week and then ''awww mayne I cain't pay da bills yo!''
They buy video games systems and new games each month.
It is PATHETIC.
The best answer is to keep health insurance on the market like all other insurance policies.
If you don't have it, you pay for whatever you can afford when you visit the doctor.
If you can't pay then die.
That will help the unemployment numbers and the over population problem.
Do you think the world owes you something?
Do you just want to sit on the couch and get drunk and high and play video games and then get a free ride on somebody who is working?
This is unbelievable how the Left has brainwashed people into being mindless sponges.