Do you support President Obama's Health Plan?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
July 23, 2009 1:18am CST
What is you felling towards the Proposed Health Care Bill? Do you support it and if not what do you suggest in its place?
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@defcon505 (921)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I like it but isn't it for socialists like Canada, right?
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Jul 09
If socilized medicine is so great why do the Canadians heve to come here for medical treatment? How many Americans go to Canada for medical treatment?
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@ckhair13 (185)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Cuz the waiting lists to have anything non-emergency are very long & can take a year or more before you are called to have your procedure done...my uncle waited 1 year for hirenia & my friend waited 2 years for a complete hysterectomy.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
23 Jul 09
No, I do not support this plan. Instead, the industry should be deregulated and the markets should be allowed to work. Also tort reform should be implemented that would eliminate the lawsuits that drive the cost of healthcare up. Ann Coulter makes some good points here... http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104721
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Ann Coulter makes some good points? ROFLMFAO!! She actually said a visit to a highly trained specialist costs less than getting a manicure; either that idiot goes to a VERY overpriced manicurist or she has never paid for a doctor's visit herself or read the statement from her insurance company. Perhaps she's one of the VERY lucky ones to have been blessed with very good health. Annie
• United States
26 Jul 09
Yes she has very good points, whereas the moveon.org members like you know nothing more than talking points. You have no clue as to anything other than what Daddy Soros tells you to say, think, and believe... and you personally have no clue about anything you say. You are just another useful idiot in a long line of communists who want to bring our country down. Since according to the latest House insurance plan, people who have an incurable disease or dementia will not be able to get healthcare at all. As I recall, you have a family member that requires some expensive meds... or at least that is what you claimed last year. Since people like her will now longer be covered, I guess you should keep talking allk the trash you want, because it is going to affect you and yours as much as anyone else. ROFLMAO at you... and the rest of you Libtards as well. AnnCoulter knows what she is talking about, whereas you do not... so why not save yourself the embarrassment and just STFU.
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@phildozer (284)
• United States
25 Jul 09
anyone who doesn't support it probably doesn't fully understand it, or doesn't know what its like to be without healthcare
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Which bill are you asking about since there hasn't been one brought to the House or Senate floors for a vote? I wasn't aware that the President had written his own bill. Do you want to know if I support what has really been proposed or at least suggested or what the consultants the GOP have hired have told them to SAY has been proposed? I definitely support health care reform with a public option. If and when it happens I don't expect to be thrilled with every detail but one thing I'm totally opposed to is keeping things as they are. What do YOU suggest? Annie
• United States
25 Jul 09
I suggest that our elected officials work toward implementing change in the healthcare system that will provide real releif for people overpaying and real coverage for those uninsured that want to be insured. In my opinion, they should start small. If you break open the shell and look at everything inside of the system, not everything is broken. Not every part of America's health industry needs to be reformed. So, start with the basics. I'm for some strict oversight to get the corruption out. I don't mind this aspect being controlled by the government, but it would work even better if it were private. Private industry has more to lose: money. Government has infinite heads and media spin and a finger longer than my last grocery store receipt when it comes time to lay blame. Then you must do something about frivolous lawsuits. Also, work to drive prices of medications down by creating more competion for more options. Leave the doctors' and other medial professionals' wages alone, and always, always, let the doctor and the patient work to decide the best line of treatment. Who would ever want to risk their decisions falling into the hands of a population-control elitist (that would be the new health czar) or, at the very least, a run-of-the-mill government bureaucrat? These small steps can help right the ship. And, the best part, since this isn't a complete overhaul, it's something that they could easily tweak and twist to get it actually passed through and implemented!! The problem with wanting to change something so completely is that it's ALWAYS going to create fear. There's no coming back from a move that big. It either works or tanks. I think after the massive spending Obama has put out there already, with extremely iffy results at very best, a lot of people are yelling, "Whoa! Slow it down some." I know that a lot of people, liberals especially, want anything to be put through because they feel it's better than nothing put through. Yikes. That's not even close to being the case. Indecision being worse than the wrong decision doesn't ring true for 300 million people. Haven't any of these guys ever heard of starting small and fixing the window before rebuilding the entire home? If they could make the industry more competitive and cleaner and cheaper, more could be insured to boot.
• United States
26 Jul 09
I suggest keeping the government out of it, as the private sector does a much better job than the government does. If the government is so great, then how come Medicare and Medicaid are doing so badly? Keep those moveon talking points coming though, because you really have no clue.
• United States
26 Jul 09
Making a correction on my czars. I think I got one mixed up with another. There are so many it's hard to keep track. :) And to Destiny's point about keeping it in the hands of the private sector. That, to me, is the best-case scenario. I don't think this batch of elitists will allow that. And so long as the government isn't attempting to control it, I don't personally mind some intervention. But it is funny that the politicians' healthcare plans are all controlled via the private sector. And, in Obama's own words, they have the best possible healthcare. lol You can't make this stuff up :P
@dookuman (97)
• United States
3 Aug 09
I do not support the current proposed system, no. I would support a system that gets rid of the private insurers completely, except for instances where you could purchase extra health care from them, that would benefit you in you get your own private rooms in the hospital or such if you pay extra to them. The health and well being of the American people can not be subject to greedy businesses. It just doesn't make sense. Obama's original plan was okay, but now he is trying to be more 'realistic' and his solution is just a temporary patch, not a complete reform.