Most people do not realize that almost every other western civilization (except
South Africa and Mexico) provide universal health care to it's citizens at a per
capita cost that is less than we pay here in the US. Our health care system is
33 in the world in infant mortality (Behind Cuba and Guam) our life span is the
shortest of the 5 largest western economies yet we pay more per capita than any
of them. All these facts are easily verifiable. Just google the issues.Yet
our senators (Hatch) and congressmen say this is bad for the american people.
They say we have the best health care system in the world (compared to who?) and
it will cost the country billions.What they are saying is what has been
done in every other western country is impossible here because special interests
won't let it happen.Research and read. Come to your own conclusions. This
is about special interests. Not about what's best for the American citizen.
The Republicans have no plan to replace the law they want to repeal. The have no
plan to protect children with pre-existing conditions from losing coverage. They
have no plan to cap insurance company overhead.This is all political
theater--an indulgence which, of course, gives them no pause, let alone shame,
because they've all got taxpayer-funded health insurance!
Repeal will indeed be a step backward.A step backward from
destruction of the finest health care delivery system in the world.A
step backward from an unprecedented and unconstitutional mandate to buy a
product.A step backward from massive cost increases (true costs, not
the phony numbers driven by false assumptions they used to con people into
supporting the original bill.)A step backwards from driving doctors
and hospitals out of business.A step backward from passing
complicated laws int eh dark of night with no time to read them. "You have
to pass the bill to see what is in it" said Pelosi.A step
backward from the brink of socialism.Gimme those steps backward!Democrats are wrong on this issue, like most others.
s435Most countries are not a republic like ours, they are socialists. I
guess you agree with Time magazine when they so eloquently state: "we are
all socialists now."This bill was the most pitiful bill I have ever
seen passed. It was everything DN subscriber said it was and more. Who wrote
the bill? It was 2000+ pages and came forward early in the Obama admin. How
could he have had time to get his fellow socialists together and write that
thing with such a small amount of time.
Fix it, don't go back to the socialized medicine we have had for the past 30
years. Where insurance skimmed off the healthy and left the sick to rely on
The House better vote to repeal this ill-conceived, monstosity - that's why they
were voted in in the first place. There is plenty of time to prepare
replacement legislation that actually makes sense and has a price tag that the
country can somewhat afford. I will be watching to see how the Utah delegation
votes - I trust it will be 4 votes to repeal. If not, then they will have
violated my trust and ignored my vote.
Obamacare is totally unaffordable, a complete pending quagmire, ill-concieved
and vastly over-reaching! It has to be repealed for the good of our country, for
our future and our $14 trillion indebtedness. Obamacare is not about health
care, it is about income redistribution! American voters will be watching their
congressmen and women and most of those who do not vote to repeal will lose
their relection bid in the next election!
England has socialized medicine. So why then do they all have rotten teeth?Why do Canadians currently come to the USA for their health care?Answer to both questions: Socialized medicine has never worked and
never will. Sooner or later the costs will exceed what the United States can
afford to pay.
Socialized medicine is when the government runs the who health system. That is
not the case in Obama's healthcare plan. You can keep your private insurer. I
have a private plan; the premiums actually went down. They have not said,
Sorry, we can no longer insure you, the government will. Please, please stop
using the word "socialism" so flippantly. I made the request again:
Someone please tell me one socialist program that has been put in place by the
current administration. There aren't any. Nothing has changed since Bush was
When secretary of humanities and health are forced to give wavers to unions and
corporations, then something is wrong with that health care bill. It goes back
to drawing board for remedial works.
Get rid of this monstrosity before it comes back to bite us. When are we as
citizens going to recognize that our government cannot provide cradle to grave
care for every citizen. When are we going to learn to provide for ourselves and
not look to the government for every single need. Come on America, wake up and
get with the program, take care of your own needs and you will be better off and
so will we all.