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Why do some Americans have such a problem with free Healthcare?

Providing free healthcare to your citizens is not socialism. Good healthcare should not be limited to those with a good income or job. I think it is embarrassing that the wealthiest country in the world has such a poor healthcare system. What is the point in having all that wealth when you can't (or won't) invest in things that matter the most - i.e. healthcare, education etc. Although the UK healthcare system is not perfect, I much prefer it to the American model. When is America going to buck up its ideas? Will Obama make a difference? "Free" means free at the point of delivery.

Asked By: The London Eve - 12/8/2009
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In a nutshell, no one wants to pay higher taxes to fund a national health service or even subsidized insurance... More
Answered By: jennifer - 12/8/2009
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There is no such thing as free health care. Someone has to pay for it, if you don't then it's the middle class that does. Guess what? I'm in that middle class and I'm being taxed to death right now. I'm having trouble supporting my family because of all my taxes. That's what I have a problem with!!
Answered By: blt830 - 12/8/2009
 
They have a Problem with Government taking the tax paying Dollars and using it for Meaningless Garbage, Health Care and a Public Option ain't Meaningless at all, No System is Perfect... More
Answered By: tfoley5000 - 12/8/2009
 
it is naive to believe anything is free, that's why it's called "Free-Dumb"
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Answered By: World War III - 12/8/2009
 
Why the problem, Eve? Because many Americans know that nothing is absolutely free. That dates back to the whole Trojan Horse thing. Once bitten, twice shy... More
Answered By: John M - 12/8/2009
 
You prefer your system, I prefer mine.
Answered By: Dutch - 12/8/2009
 
Who says we have the poorest healthcare? Europeans or those factions on the left that want to control another part of our lives. The mystique about what makes America great is that we prefer to be responsible for our own lives and not rely on the government to do anything, because EVERY time the government gets... More
Answered By: cc is psyched! - 12/8/2009
 
Its not about providing free health care..its about how are we going to pay for it. If you look at anything that the government has run you will be hard pressed to find anything that it has done well. I am not for throwing money that we do not have at something that the government cant run any more efficiently than its... More
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Answered By: George - 12/8/2009
 
Well, all the other answerer's said it as well. It's not going to be free, it's going to cost a bundle. And the people who will pay the most are the ones that are already suffering from a burdensome local, state and federal tax system. Additionally, many of us don't agree with specifics of the proposed program, such... More
Answered By: sunybuni - 12/8/2009
 
It started with Ronald Reagan. The amoral politicos watched and learned from Reagan how to manipulate the press, the government and the people. Geo. Bush was a Neocon, i.e., Reaganite. All he did was manipulate for his Administration's personal advantage. Europeans are immensely sensible. Americans are... More
Answered By: Scruffer - 12/8/2009
 
not that simple--not even close--put it this way, i'm a healthy 30 year old male who goes to the doctor once every 2 years--why should my tax dollars pay for someone who goes 5 times a year or more?? or for someones expensive surgery??? would i be taxed the same way as someone who goes 5 times a year??
Answered By: Maine Boy (formerly NYBoy) - 12/8/2009
 
We should all pay for a health care system because we all benefit from each other, or at least that's the idea. The current system is a farce and only those who have not had to contend with the disgraceful actions of insurance companies stand up for it. You say we live in America and should make the decisions about our... More
Answered By: Jackie - 12/8/2009
 
The US government is dead broke. It has no wealth, only debt. The wealth that you're referring to is not owned by the US government but by individuals. Last I checked builders didn't build hospitals for free. Doctors don't work for free and neither do nurses. Drugs don't invent themselves. Nothing about it is free... More
Answered By: Ender - 12/8/2009
 
"Why do some Americans have such a problem with free Healthcare?" Cause its not free.....
Answered By: captainkbt - 12/8/2009
 
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