American Physicians approve of National Health Care Do You?

@winterose (39922)
Canada
April 1, 2008 12:01pm CST
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080331172524.htm The largest survey ever of American physicians' opinions on health-care financing has found that 59 percent of doctors support government legislation to establish national health insurance while only 32 percent oppose it. Do you agree with the doctor do you wish you had national health care, it does come with a price, higher taxes but it is worth it in the long run, for a little more on your taxes you save thousands of dollars on doctor visits, tests, and hospital stays, I am in canada and I would never trade in health care for anything. It is a godsend.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Apr 08
well my insurance works pretty goo as I am retired and have a combination of medicare and medicad one takes care of the hospitals and the other the pills threapy and Doc visits with a small co pay. and I paid for this thru my work they took out what they called medical taxes whish went to my medicare and medicad funds ANd they still take so much a month out of my SS check for it. So I dont know think we already pay for it but dont seem to help any one else till they retire and SOn kin law pays a hefty amount every 2 weeks to have insurance to cover them. So what really be different
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
if you compare it to the canadian system first of all everyone in the country would be entitled to it not just people who can afford it, the homeless man would get it just as well. and whatever you are paying now in insurance for private insurance would be eliminated and if you are retired you are not paying anything it is the tax payer or the working people that pay it.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Apr 08
when I started paying into it when working I thought when I retired I wouldnt have to pay any more but we do. this otehr way might be better and then the bills should come down to what would be acceptable for the pay Doctors and all get paid for services.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I would love to see a national health care system. So many in this country cannot afford to go to the doctor or get treatments they need. In my area we don't have any low cost clinics, we have one but it is for nothing long term or chronic so it's only good for colds. Many doctors in my area also won't take self-pay clients. If you don't have insurance they don't want to take the risk of someone might not paying. Many in this area their only option is the Emergency Room and that's not a good option really. I'd like to see something come through to allow people to get the care they need.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
I agree with you 100 per cent, nobody in the western world should have to go without medical help when they need it.
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I agree and being someone who cannot go to the doctor like I should I really think we should have it. I'm so tired of not having things treated that shoul be. Makes me wonder how my life would be if I could go to the doctor like I should.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I am retired, but not yet eligible for medicare. So I am one of those many caught in the middle. I pay $240 a month for insurance and it has not paid much out to my medical bills. I found out (the hard way) that one simple 20 minute outpatient surgery costs over $7,000 in total and am still being billed for more than $5,000 of it. I am all for national health care. I don't think my taxes are going to go up any more than my insurance company costs me now, and maybe I won't have to be afraid of having to go into the hospital if necessary.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I would vote for this in a second. I have said for years that this is what our country needs. But, would we get good quality care? With having Multiple Sclerosis, the doctors and medicine bills can skyrocket and I can see where this could help me personally.
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I do wish we had national health care. Higher taxes to pay for it, isn't a big deal, since each president we have had raised taxes. If it means being able to go to the doctor and not having to worry about the high bill coming in the mail later, or paying an arm and a leg for health insurance, I welcome it with open arms. All honesty, me and my husband were looking at homes in Canada, but can't find anything either around or lower than what we could get for our home, thanks to the mortgage melt down. My husband was stationed in Newfoundland for a year and fell in love.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
5 Apr 08
southern ontario, like around may be cheaper, montreal is not too bad compared to the rest of canada, nova scotia might be cheaper still for homes.
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Of all the houses we found for sale on the market is above our limit at the moment. I did find one though, but by the time we sold this one, that one would have been sold by then. We will have to wait and see when this market gets better.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I think America should have gotten Nation Health Care years ago. My family can't afford healthcare, and if one of us would have a disease, even a curable one, we would die because we couldn't go to the doctor.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I am happy we have it here in canada, I would not go to a country without it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
3 May 08
I would love to be able to have health care, I go without seeing a doctor on alot of things that probably need to be seen by a doctor but I try to self diagnose myself on some things and take herbal supplements and vinegar and honey to see if it helps in some cases yes on some cases it doesn't but it should be done under a doctors care with I cannot afford like most people and I don't have a job so no benefits. Downside they are going to be upping taxes again which is already straining people pockets but as you said it would be saving thousands on doctors cost which is something we need right now. If we don't take care and stay healthy who is going to help nuture the next generation? It is indeed a godsend.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
8 May 08
there is that old saying anything that is worth having is worth paying for.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I think we definitely need National Healthcare here. We have not had any kind of healthcare for years now. They always raise our taxes for something here anyway but it would be nice to have healthcare and be able to use it. I hope that we get it soon.
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• Canada
3 Apr 08
I'm a Canadian in the USA, and both my American husband and I agree that there should be national health care in the USA. He is a veteran, so he's covered by the VA, but not everyone down here in the USA has that advantage (that is, if you can call almost getting killed in a damn war, then getting health care an advantage...I guess it's not so free afterall!!).
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