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What should we do about the millions of Americans who don't have acess to health care?

Should the govt. pay for their insurance? If the insurance companies won't provide them coverage for a preexisting condition, or if it's too expensive, then they are screwed. If universal health care is not the solution, what is?

Asked By: acablue - 7/1/2009
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The solution is: better education. Think about it. I already provide you with a "free" education K-12. It produces two basic products, those going on to higher education, higher wages and a higher standard of living and those who are going into the work force as unskilled, untrained labor who can hope to get a union... More
Answered By: Doc - 7/1/2009
Additional Answers (27)
Bail them out. It seems to be the cool thing to do nowadays
Answered By: DOBERMAN - 7/1/2009
 
Well... I guess they could move to Canada.
Answered By: Aniatario - 7/1/2009
 
Let them die. Its the only natural thing to do. Sorry, but health care is a service.... An expensive service. They could have saved, exercised, and ate better. BUT, they chose not to.
Answered By: Why Land '41 - 7/1/2009
 
Send the deadbeat Liberals on the street to panhandle
Answered By: Portside - 7/1/2009
 
They have access to health care. For urgent care they can go to the local county hospital and be treated. If you're illegal, there is no charge.
Answered By: Viking - 7/1/2009
 
emigrate to britain NHS is free, everyone else in the world does!
Answered By: Dean - 7/1/2009
 
Empeach and convict Obama.
Answered By: Ron T - 7/1/2009
 
Thats too complicated of a question to have an answer for. Everyones got their own opinions, and thats just the way its going to be
Answered By: stevo yo - 7/1/2009
 
well, the faulty numbers help that question a lot but... More
Answered By: ez80227 - 7/1/2009
 
Why all of a sudden, does everyone expect free health care or health insurance? Health care is not a constitutionally guaranteed right. Lot's of people have brand new cars. Just like cars, you get the health care you can pay for. If you want health insurance, and you can't afford it, give up you cable tv, your cell... More
Answered By: LUKE M - 7/1/2009
 
They have access to health care they just don't want to pay for it and if you are on welfare it's free anyway.
Answered By: rightwing radical 1 - 7/1/2009
 
They have access. They just don't want to have to pay for what they use.
Answered By: Proud Libertarian - 7/1/2009
 
It is interesting that some of the people here say they already have health care because they can go to the emergency room. This is interesting because everyone else pays the cost of them going to the emergency room. Therefore anyone who makes that argument is cheering having to pay more for their own health care.
Answered By: i_was_myself - 7/1/2009
 
Give them a government run Public Option .
Answered By: LeftofCenter - 7/1/2009
 
President Obama is trying to make health care available to everyone. How is that a bad idea? People are dying with no access to heath care. Regular people, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons have no access to health care and they live in the richest country in the world. Today, 61% of all bankruptcies are filed because... More
Answered By: Ken - 7/1/2009
 
For most of them, since they CHOSE not to be covered, it's none of your d**n business.
Answered By: Liberal Asskicker - 7/1/2009
 
I don't know, but it's funny yo think that these same people won't be screwed under another system...
Answered By: Rhinestone Cowboy - 7/1/2009
 
Our President is working on that very problem. If we can get some repugnants on board, those people might have a chance. Medicare is not free and neither is medicade, for you conservatives who don't know.
Answered By: Rhoda - 7/1/2009
 
We should have the federal government send millions of dollar every year to the hospitalS to pay for treating the uninsured. Then we can have the health care industry pass on the cost of treating the uninsured to the insured. OOPS! MY BAD. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW!
Answered By: Mr. Wolf - 7/1/2009
 
I see your answers have a lot of Christians/Republicans..... LOL I guess it is only cool to be Christian it it doesn't require you to help anyone. How sad.......
Answered By: Angry - 7/1/2009
 
first of all. all Americans have access. no hospitals turn people away without insurance. secondly there is medicaid for poor people, county hospitals, federal community clinics and many charity programs. so don't exaggerate the problem... More
Answered By: qualitylife - 7/1/2009
 
It's funny how you say should the government pay for the insurance, which really means the taxpayers, who are already paying in some part for their own health care, so now you want us to pay for health care for others! Sorry, I don't agree, I'm being taxed to death now!
Answered By: Retta's back - 7/1/2009
 
I have taken care of my health care needs all of my life without help and I would never expect that others should be required to take of my medical concerns.
Answered By: poppyg - 7/1/2009
 
The numbers Obama gave are wrong... More
Answered By: gregory_dittman - 7/1/2009
 
One of the biggest problems with the proposed national health care program is that there are not enough Doctors available now for new patients. What do you think will happen when 40 to 50 million NEW patients can suddenly go to the Doctors office but they can't be seen? I moved to another medium sized (290,000 people... More
Answered By: jaydubb - 7/1/2009
 
Very complex problem. The system we have today is unsustainable and is spiraling out of control. The conservatives see it as another hand out for the poor, lazy and unfortunate. As usual, they have their blinders on and don't have a clue how to fix the problem... More
Answered By: Cactus Baseball - 7/1/2009
 
How about lowering our taxes, so we can afford insurance? How about clearing out all the illegals who suck up free services, clean out food banks before the elderly and indigent can get to them, drive hospitals into the red, send millions of dollars home to foreign countries each year, and put nothing back into the... More
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