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What is keeping the US from having a universal Health care?

Asked By: Blue Jay - 5/9/2009
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The Insurance Industry.They are well connected and highly successful at maintaining the status quo.When you watch TV how often do you an Insurance commercial, lots? uh? Well that comes with a price. Many things that are wrong with America is because these corporate giants are telling us (we the people) what is good... More
Answered By: John - 5/9/2009
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a feasible solution that is affordable.
Answered By: perflexed - 5/9/2009
 
Rational thinking conservatives....and other rational, informed people.
Answered By: "PC ANTAGONIST" - 5/9/2009
 
The 40% of the US that either doesn't believe there is a serious problem or doesn't care even if they know that there is a problem... More
Answered By: i_was_myself - 5/9/2009
 
Stupidity and greed.
Answered By: lockesmith - 5/9/2009
 
The greedy healthcare industry is spending tens of millions on propaganda to protect their scams. It is the brainwashed idiots who are fighting against universal healthcare. Until they get very sick and lose their job and insurance.
Answered By: r_u_drunk_or_just_braindead - 5/9/2009
 
money.
Answered By: tammy b - 5/9/2009
 
We don't control the Universe.
Answered By: brown9500v3 - 5/9/2009
 
Republicans
Answered By: Uncle Bonner - 5/9/2009
 
The US government is notorious for screwing up everything it touches. Why would you want your government to control your health care?
Answered By: DP3 - 5/9/2009
 
The private health insurance lobby and Big Pharma. http://pnhp.org
Answered By: Carol A - 5/9/2009
 
common sense.
Answered By: No soup for you. - 5/9/2009
 
republicans. dont worry though, the god given right of affordable accessible healthcare to all is closer then you think.
Answered By: marc2oni - 5/9/2009
 
the knowledge that in doing so will mean sacrifices in the medical field which will cause everyone to suffer. just because someone does not have insurance does not mean they can not receive medical care... at the same level as those that do have insurance.
Answered By: You asked... I answered - 5/9/2009
 
our last bit of sanity
Answered By: gerafalop - 5/9/2009
 
The United States spends three times more on Healthcare than any nation in the world. How can they afford more?
Answered By: DmurderBYzeN - 5/9/2009
 
Republicans and the Medical Insurance Industry / lobby.
Answered By: bluechristy - 5/9/2009
 
We don't want it, and it doesn't work. Pay for your own health care. It's not my , the governments, nor anyone else's responsibility to pay your way. No one owes people a living or health care. God bless.
Answered By: mopar mike - 5/9/2009
 
The US is spending too much funding its empire to be able to afford universal health care, sadly.
Answered By: ThroughClearWater - 5/9/2009
 
The health insurance industry. They are one of the biggest campaign sponsors of both parties... More
Answered By: It's That Guy - 5/9/2009
 
The Insurance Companies Lobbyist that are paying off our elected politicians. Just remember that it's both Republicans and Democrats that are on the payroll.
Answered By: Steven_Demzuk@yahoo.com - 5/9/2009
 
Perhaps the fact that it is unconstitutional. In order to give something to some, you must steal from others. You do not have a right to the possessions of others. You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.
Answered By: 0bamarx - 5/9/2009
 
Everything Government touches turns to shit. Enough said
Answered By: Brandon - 5/9/2009
 
People that do not want the government controlling their health care needs. Look at the mess they have made of Medicare and Medicaid.They need to stay out of the health care business and let private enterprise do their job. Right or wrong it is still a better system then the corrupt Medicare program.
Answered By: mackie - 5/9/2009
 
Republicans
Answered By: bloodbath - 5/9/2009
 
common sense, thank God... but even that is starting to fail...
Answered By: Cody - 5/9/2009
 
The fact that the quality and availability of health care in the US is second to none in the world. The problem is the affordability. If we go to universal health care to get it to the point where everyone can afford it, we end up with a mediocre health care system like Canada, England, etc... More
Answered By: Rob B - 5/9/2009
 
oh i don't know---how about 1.5 trillion a year----at least---if goverment is involved make it 2 trillion
Answered By: aaron w - 5/9/2009
 
greed and ignorance
Answered By: 60srad - 5/9/2009
 
There is no proof that it works right. Canada has universal health care and it doesn't work right for them. They come here to be treated because government health care is all they have. Everyone may have access to health care, but it is not as good as it should be. Private health insurance is better than government run... More
Answered By: tell'n it like I see it - 5/9/2009
 
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