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Do you think national healthcare is the way to go?

Considering the rising healthcare premiums, loss of jobs (including job related insurance) and the influence of rich healtch related corporations over governemtn policies, do you think private health care should exist. I think it is time to make healthcare a government provided institution. All the current serves to do is punish the poor and increase the wealth of doctors, shareholders and executives. Too bad the current American political landscape will make it impossible without a referendum or something. Yes, national healthcare can create waiting lists, and difficulties receiving timely treatment. At least you are guaranteed treatment. If you agree let me know, or let me know why not.

Asked By: megapokerw - 2/3/2009
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Yes, look at the facts... More
Answered By: Captain Starkiller - 2/4/2009
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If we all took personal responsibility along with implementing other steps, we wouldn’t have a healthcare crisis. Such as... More
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Answered By: Killer Queen - 2/3/2009
 
if we want to be a little bit different from cave men.. civility of any society is measured by how they treat sick, old, children, women and poor
Answered By: nirv - 2/3/2009
 
No. Limited government is the way to go. We need Ron Paul. a true Conservative. f**k the government.
Answered By: Luvthec0ck - 2/3/2009
 
With all of the illegal alien leaches in this country, hell no! The healthcare system will be bankrupt in 2 years guaranteed... More
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Answered By: Rick Ramrod - 2/3/2009
 
If you want no health care, it is the way to go. Wait 5 months to see a doctor and 9 months for an operation---hope you can care for yourself in the mean time.
Answered By: vwvw25 - 2/3/2009
 
It's "the way to go" if you want to go broke. Who do you think is going to pay for it? You and me unless you don't pay your taxes.
Answered By: cnfdr8 - 2/3/2009
 
Show me an uninsured person in the U.S. currently that will be denied health care if they go to ANY hospital in the United States... More
Answered By: Kenny - 2/3/2009
 
How do you think we will pay for this National Health Care program? One way of doing this straight from Obama's mouth is Preventive measures. This means that we will be governed on what we eat how we exercise, drink, and smoke. Now if you break the rules in any game you are thrown out. Just as this will work to. So I... More
Answered By: its good to be right - 2/3/2009
 
No, I do not agree. The government should not be in control of our healthcare. There are private plans out there that are low cost...or at least reasonable cost, mine is 120. per month and that's private, Not from an employer. It is worth every penny to have quality healthcare and not some government official in charge... More
Answered By: Kim in Florida - 2/3/2009
 
Of course. we already have too many people on welfare (medicaid) and more people need it. I am a college student who can't afford healthcare because for one im poor, for 2 my parents don't make a lot of money and my mom is the only one with health insurance and that's because she has 2 incurable diseases. I mean... More
Answered By: complicatedtallblonde - 2/3/2009
 
Have you seen what a mess the VA hospitals and medicare are? Do you seriously think the government would be able to do a better job? Sorry don't want the government in my health care.
Answered By: Low Gear - 2/3/2009
 
No we already have programs that are similar and they are bankrupt. Expand that and you'll bankrupt the entire country.
Answered By: bmoc2525 - 2/3/2009
 
"As a doctor I guess I'll retire...have a great time finding someone working for the government bureauracracy that can help you with that healthcare for free stuff!"
Answered By: Wrenched - 2/3/2009
 
Once again, no. I do find your entitlement attitude interesting. Health expensive, no jobs, so lets have the government pay our way. Don't worry about the fact that the government is broke and does not have the money, just print more and borrow the rest, who cares as long as you get something for free. While we are... More
Answered By: HIllbilly Yacht Club Member - 2/3/2009
 
No country with the population of the United States has a national heathcare system. I want to say yes, but I don't see how we could make it happen.
Answered By: Voltron Lance: The Red Lion - 2/3/2009
 
Go to a VA hospital if you want a good taste of government health-care. If that was the only form of health-care in this country I would be a supporter of assisted suicide. Also for anyone who is thinking of being admitted to one I would suggest your family hire an attorney, an accountant and a personal secretary to... More
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Answered By: uglyhosc - 2/3/2009
 
No.
Answered By: A Republicrat - 2/3/2009
 
I'm a Canadian, I think I'd know something about universal healthcare. It's not called socialized medicine, because it isn't even socialist in nature. China is a communist country and it doesn't have universal healthcare... More
Answered By: Sam T. - 2/3/2009
 
There should be some form of national healthcare along side private health insurance. We shouldn't have an either or system like in Canada. The two can exist at the same time even though it'll piss off the insurance companies and people who want to completely nationalise it. People say it'll bankrupt the country, but... More
Answered By: Tekka - 2/3/2009
 
Killer Queen- I don't see how anyone could take personal responsibilty for most of the items on your list
Answered By: AK Chef - 2/3/2009
 
NO.... That would eliminate competition entirely, drive prices up for less services... One look at the public education system demonstrates that. Government schools are paying significantly more per student than any modern country yet getting worse results... More
Answered By: archendma - 2/3/2009
 
If you want to see what national healthcare would look like, just look at the portion of healthcare that's already nationalized: Medicare and Medicaid... More
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Answered By: Stiffler - 2/3/2009
 
I think the health insurance should NOT be a money making venture. Greed and corruption is what we have now. The Doctors are not making the money. It is the Drug companies...and health insurance providers... More
Answered By: Deb M - 2/3/2009
 
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