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Why are so many Americans against a universal health system?

Speaking as an Australian, i can't understand why americans don't like the idea of Government run health care. We have it in this country and it seems to work pretty well. Why are so many Americans against the idea.

Asked By: frankieboy - 1/19/2010
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I'm against universal health care run by the government because I've seen how they have run other businesses. They don't know how to run a business considering many in our government are life time politicians. Many of our politicians have never had a job in anything but politics so why should they be able to run... More
Answered By: Unseen - 1/21/2010
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I guess people don't want to pay for other people's costs and responsibilities. Answer mine please: http://nz.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100117192214AALBwfH&cp=2
Answered By: Old Hollywood ☆ - 1/19/2010
 
Bc some think that if you have more people than say your fellow neighbor, you can/should be able to see a better/more experienced doctor & that some of their taxes would go to someone who has less money, it would go for their health.
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Answered By: Shannon - 1/19/2010
 
BECAUSE AMERICAN'S ARE SMART!!! WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE AND I HAVE A FEELIN' THAT IF OBAMA AKA ONE BIG A$$ MISTAKE by AMERICA, HAS HIS WAY WE WILL BE A POOR 3RD WORLD COUNTRY LIKE MOST LOSER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.
Answered By: t**d That Won't Flush - 1/19/2010
 
Because the politicians (mainly republicans being paid out by insurance companies) are using scare tactics and slippery-slope arguments like "it's COMMUNISM!" to scare people.
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Answered By: Abby - 1/19/2010
 
Because conservative Americans don't want to share the wealth. That's all it really boils down to.
Answered By: Alien N - 1/19/2010
 
I like the greedy conservative Americans theory. But, as a Canadian who has access to the same type of health care system, all I can say is...you get what you pay for. Perhaps Americans are better off without.
Answered By: ehceezee - 1/19/2010
 
I really think it's just fear of change. Americans are also notoriously against being controlled too much by a government and higher taxes.
Answered By: Alexandria_girl - 1/19/2010
 
Because we do not want to have to pay for all the illegal Mexicans ( millions of them ) and those on welfare who are just to lazy to work ( blacks ) to have free health care while I have to work 80 hours a week to support my family.
Answered By: Albakaka Bama - 1/19/2010
 
I suppose people make it seem more complicated then it really is. Even I'm not sure of every specification. Obama's health care bill was very large, and I don't know very many people who have read all of it. There's a lot to consider, and I think most poeple don't really understand how it works... More
Answered By: ηιhασ - 1/19/2010
 
well Its the USA ,Not a CZAR nation,We will be the ussa ,healthcare to birth to death ,none are denied heath care now.It needs work no dobt ,lets decide behind closed doors first and give out the prizes for the votes.
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Answered By: Cal L - 1/19/2010
 
I'm not, but I'm American and understand the overlying American mindset... More
Answered By: AZ - 1/22/2010
 
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