obama's health care decission
April 5, 2009 5:11pm CST
i think obama deserves a chance as the us president but trying to make everybody that works hard to pay for their taxes and healthcare pay for other peoples too, for example my neighbor dosent work and he expetcts me to help pay for his healthcare! if obama can fix the health care in his 4 year term great but if he cant then what will happen , he would have let all the people that voted for him down for that reason. if you have anything to say please post
5 Apr 09
Well, I have already read and heard so many negative comments and assessment about Obama's programs and performance as US President, and I am saddened by that fact. at least there are some who still have given him the chance to resurrect your economy....I am not an American, but I do read events in your country, and I am not reading good news about Obama's Presidency. He has inherited a huge problem, and he is expected to weave his magic wand to solve all of them. But I guess it really takes time to mend whatever broken pieces back there....give him a chance--better still, help him in whatever little way you can. As for your health care benefits, you can always lobby to your congress if you think it's not a real "benefit"....suggest also valid recommendations so those in government will have an idea what people really want....
• United States
27 Apr 09
The fear that a national health care program may mean further big government, administrative red tape and bureaucratic interference in the doctor/patient relationship is probably the most legitimate concern over socialized medicine. When millions of people pay for their own services every voice is heard and their needs eventually answered. When there is only one payer (the government) it is the only voice listened to. This can take form in prices, types of care, quality of care, etc. Health care is one field where free market principles are necessary to make it the best system possible. There is no way that a relatively small group of people can know what millions of people need and what is best for them. Only millions of people individually can know this. Once the government establishes a national health care system they control YOU. Health care can be used to encompass essentially every area of your life. Right now if you are afflicted by a condition or illness that needs treatment you get to decide, after listening to however many doctors you want to meet with, what the best course of action is for you. With a national health care system there will be one prescribed treatment for your condition or illness. If it doesn't work on you, then they will leave you to die. There are no alternatives. There are no second opinions. There's the "national" way to take care of your condition, whether it works or not or if it kills you in the process. It's the "generally accepted principal" that matters and the government won't care if it kills you or not. Government is the LEAST EFFICIENT entity known to man. It is also filled with corruption and the potential for corruption. Think of the opportunity that politicians would have with a national health care system. Since they would be the only payer for all things health care bribes and lobbying from companies who provide medical supplies and services would become uncontrollable. Prices would skyrocket (even though no one notice because the government, read TAXPAYERS, would be footing the bill) and quality would suffer due to lack of competition among companies.