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Is the concept of universal health care one step closer to Socialism?

The Universal health care system proposed by Obama and his Party could very well be considered part of a Socialist agenda. It will stifle innovation and decrease the care of those who pay for it. Hard working Americans will have to pay more and get less. All of the people who pay no taxes will pull the system down, and over burden it. How is this a vision of a better America? America cannot even afford Social security, let alone the huge deficit the Government already maintains. How would Obama be able to decrease taxes when he would increase the size of the government by hundreds of thousands of Health care workers?

Asked By: bigdmizer - 9/12/2008
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It IS SOCIALISM!!! and Socialism doesn't WORK!!! I believe equal access to medical care is a right. i.e. Hospitals, doctors, etc. should not discriminate against certain groups so long as they can pay and want to be treated. But, health care is not a fundamental right if u do not have insurance or cannot pay out of... More
Answered By: p f - 9/13/2008
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An obvious step.
Answered By: Kevin B - 9/12/2008
 
Its not a step closer, it is socialism. It is a social welfare program, and that is what socialism is.
Answered By: The End Of The World - 9/12/2008
 
it is very close.. we are the most free country in the world and doing that will take so much of our freedoms away.. i am very against universal healthcare..
Answered By: McCain2008 - 9/12/2008
 
we already fund Medicare, and more money is spent on the poor in our health care system than the rich. It's a little dirty secret no one seems to mention. The Liberals are never going to be satisfied until the government takes everything from us. That's their idea of freedom. Liberal? They could care less that the... More
Answered By: StereotypeMeBecauseYouKnow - 9/12/2008
 
You actually think that Americans should die because you don't like the word socialism and put the life of our soldiers in danger to save other countries because you like the word patriotism. I guess anything done by the government is socialism should we rid the government and live in harmony with chaos just to satisfy... More
Answered By: Chupate esa! - 9/12/2008
 
Healthcare insurance is a social endevour, everyone in the group pays while an accuated probability use the funds. The bigger question would be how is the U.S. Gov't bailing out Big Business any different than Fascism... More
Answered By: leavin#1 - 9/12/2008
 
It is possible that this society is secretly a homeless-without-health insurance death camp. Racketeering involving unemployment statistics not including persons that have given up looking for work, all-new companies every 4 years, and an average employment duration of one year possibly helps this to exist also.
Answered By: j2442j - 9/13/2008
 
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