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If you believe that health care is a right, thus a single-payer system is the?

the only option, do you also understand that it wouldn't be fiscally sustainable without rationing?

Asked By: - 1/8/2012
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In most developed countries a certain level of health care is seen as a right of citizenship. In other words, nobody should be afraid to switch jobs for fear of losing their access to healthcare, nobody should lose access to healthcare when they lose a job, and a certain level of healthcare should be available to... More
Answered By: Mr. Smartypants - 1/8/2012
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Not necessarily, the wealthier would contribute more to the system. But in a way I am not against rationing. Say convicted criminals, illegals, etc... may not participate in the system.
Answered By: Kahan - 1/8/2012
 
yes
Answered By: Lois Griffin - 1/8/2012
 
Rick Santorum pointed this out. Its like 5000 people lining up for free laptops. Eventually its only 1 laptop per family rather than per person.
Answered By: Tripp Smith - 1/8/2012
 
remove the profit from healthcare and watch how affordable healthcare can be.
Answered By: Bolt Thrower - 1/8/2012
 
There is nothing right about publicly forcing a doctor to treat your medical conditions. This is akin to slavery.
Answered By: Lodar of the Hill People - 1/8/2012
 
I think those that can't afford to pay for their health should have a system they can fall back on to get health coverage. I don't even believe in money, but since we use it, I think it should be used in a way that benefits all people no matter their social class.
Answered By: Josh Alfred ☯ - 1/8/2012
 
What would you do if you or your loved one lost health insurance do to job loss or if your insurance carrier denied you the life sustaining treatment? Is this your right or would you consider yourself a fiscal tragedy?
Answered By: Texas kitty - 1/8/2012
 
People think they will be able to squeeze a neverending pile of money out of the wealthy. They think everytime we near a rationing stage we can just knock up the tax rate another ten percent til we get the wealthy paying all but a pauper's wage of their income.
Answered By: Seiko . - 1/8/2012
 
Do you understand that numerous other countries have single payer health care without rationing... More
Answered By: bash - 1/8/2012
 
It's not a right, any more than a house or car is a right. If you cant pay for it, you get it because someone is being compassion towards you and it's a handout, not a right.
Answered By: Glen - 1/8/2012
 
It's working well in England, France, Germany, and Canada. What makes Americans so much less capable of taking care of their own than the citizens of those countries?
Answered By: Pamela J - 1/8/2012
 
All socialized health care is rationed, unless the government just prints more money like they are doing now... More
Answered By: rsc3033 - 1/8/2012
 
owning a gun is a right. how come we don't get free guns paid for by the government? Kahan- how can you call it universal if you exclude people?
Answered By: Ding fries are done. - 1/8/2012
 
The right you have is to be an individual and suceed on your own merits. Pay for your own.
Answered By: Joe - 1/8/2012
 
The right to keep and bear arms is a right, but that doesnt' mean the government has to give you a gun... More
Answered By: gunwalker99 - 1/8/2012
 
Do you understand that health care is already rationed?
Answered By: John D "Your ad here" - 1/8/2012
 
Universal Health Care IS the most fiscally conservative option. When you actually crunch the numbers, Universal Health Care is the cheapest option available to us... More
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Answered By: MJR - 1/8/2012
 
Incorrect assumption on your part
Answered By: Karen - 1/8/2012
 
Insurance companies are the reason health care costs are so high. Insurance companies are not in the business of providing health care they are in the business of denying health care.
Answered By: itsamini1 - 1/8/2012
 
@Boltthrower: If there is not profit in healthcare why would anyone work/invest in that industry? Or do you think it would be good to have the same quality healthcare workers as we have teachers or postal workers or DMV employees?
Answered By: jaker - 1/8/2012
 
in order for all to have good health a deduction from your pay should be taken as they do with social security every worker will have this deducted so you will all have health care in the nation in time if cost of living goes up so does the amt deducted from your salary.Doctors will not be paid when you are... More
Answered By: alana - 1/8/2012
 
It is about freewill and personal responsibility... More
Answered By: imaxkr - 1/8/2012
 
It can be fiscally sustainable if you increase taxes substantially. The question, of course, is whether or not Americans would be willing to take a tax hike (as in 40% or 50% tax hike on their income tax) to help pay for such a big government program that covers all 300+ million Americans.
Answered By: number 45 - 1/8/2012
 
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