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If our country had universal health care would our businesses be more profitable?

Not only would we be able to actually buy locally produced goods, but goods and services would be cheaper. A lot of the reason for outsourcing has to do with the high cost of labor. If we took some of the burden off the private sector by having health insurance provided for like it is in other industrialized nations, perhaps our businesses would be more competitive in a global market? Not to mention that it is incredibly inhumane to deny poor people health care...people are dying in this country of preventative illnesses for the sake of saving tax dollars while greedy insurance executives own several mansions. It makes me sick.

Asked By: Kasey pink is LOVE - 7/10/2009
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Mansions? Greedy Capitalists? Hello? OK ... I'm awake... More
Answered By: dartagnon p - 7/10/2009
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thats one of the fundamental pros for universal health care through teh economic perspectives. absolutely, thats why obama is brilliant
Answered By: 11dimensions - 7/10/2009
 
Yeah, one of the many reasons for health care overhaul is for expedited economic recovery.
Answered By: Jared - 7/10/2009
 
It would make no difference.
Answered By: pinkturbokitty - 7/10/2009
 
In our country, government takes great care of us. So many people take advantage of it and does not have job but live nice living style.
Answered By: dokomo - 7/10/2009
 
No, they and their workers would be more taxed to pay for it.
Answered By: Dude - 7/10/2009
 
Depends on whether savings made on health insurance outweigh profit loss from taxes. On a whole, most businesses do appreciate Obama's Healthcare plan, even the unrepentant capitalist Walmart.
Answered By: Back - 7/10/2009
 
your right universal healther care would help our buisnesses.. but wait wouldnt those buisness owners pay higher taxes on universal healthcare? causing that buisness owner to not have a buisness anymore
Answered By: luke P - 7/10/2009
 
How would a wasteful government entitlement program like Social security and the other 13 entitlement programs this government is running into bankruptcy cause business to be more profitable ? God bless
Answered By: mopar Mike - 7/10/2009
 
No. especially when Cap and Trade are put into play... More
Answered By: callenqhranch - 7/10/2009
 
I guess I just don't understand where the money is going to come from to pay for all this universal health care. It isn't taking a burden off the private sector if they are taxed heavily to pay for it.
Answered By: Gremmie - 7/10/2009
 
be forewarned, im a republican... More
Answered By: chrispereira93 - 7/10/2009
 
No, all of those extra Billions of dollars in profit would ruin American businesses.
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Answered By: BigDog - 7/10/2009
 
The way I see it, companies and individuals will still have to pay for healthcare. It will just be done through higher taxes... More
Answered By: jimbad05 - 7/10/2009
 
Politicians are expert at buying votes by giving out benefits, and concealing the costs. The costs are still there. Having a third party pay my bills won't make me any more responsible about costs, will it? Working on reducing costs makes more sense than passing a load of money thru politicians hands.
Answered By: jeff m - 7/10/2009
 
I don't think it matters exactly where the money comes from it will cost a lot more money than what it does right now. If those costs are passed on to the consumer then we all will pay for it that way if legislation is passed to accelerate taxes to cover it then (those without clever accountants will likely have to... More
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Answered By: klby - 7/10/2009
 
I ONCE was a proponent of Universal Health Care...no longer. Although I reserve some points to ponder because I haven't heard ALL the ideas on the table, this is another idea BY THIS ADMINISTRATION that will go haywire and cause more harm than good...and most especially with small business. I must point out that small... More
Answered By: Bunny7 - 7/10/2009
 
It would allow individual citizens to become more profitable, given today's cost.
Answered By: syntax - 7/10/2009
 
Hi there kasey! Yes it would be nice. I fear to many coordinators and dispensary spenders would have their hand in the kitty....kinda like social security. .
Answered By: bilbo baggins - 7/10/2009
 
I suspect that those who want universal health care in US are those who have not a hope in hell of providing it for themselves through an insurance company either because of underlying health problems or the sheer cost when trying to earn a living... More
Answered By: Scouse - 7/10/2009
 
The health system you have in the USA is a right old racket. The cause and cures for ALL diseases was discovered decades ago. The treatment for most diseases is elemental and very cheep... More
Answered By: Val - 7/10/2009
 
small businesses would benefit tremendously. private health care is a huge barrier for growth of our country. http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20090628_Universal_health_care_could_boost_economy.html
Answered By: Chris B - 7/10/2009
 
Ayn Rand said it best: "These are all great ideas, but at whose expense?". Where do you think the government will get the money to pay for "free" health care? Same place it gets all money it ever has, by sucking it out of the "private sector" somehow, usually be taxing individuals or business. Everyone who has... More
Answered By: who is #1? - 7/10/2009
 
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