Obamacare

United States
November 2, 2009 11:50pm CST
Pols say that 85% of Americans are happy with their healthcare. What about the other 15%? What's their take? What do they want? What do they need? I don't have any health insurance, and I'm very happy this way. What does the government think they're doing trying to FORCE me to take something I DON'T WANT?!? And just how do they propose to pay for it? The things they're saying just don't add up, except for the talk about cutting back medicare for seniors.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I believe that there are many folks who do not have employer provided health coverage and have to pay for it out of pocket that are not happy with what they're getting for that monthly premium payment...$5k, $10k & $20k yearly deductables before benefits kick in, too many restrictions on preventative care, high co-pays. You're happy without health insurance because you don't need it but what if you were diagnosed tomorrow with cancer or some other life threatening disease? Do you have the financial resources to pay for expensive treatments and surgeries yourself? Do you have enough cash or property that you can liquidate fast? There are too many working class Americans who can't afford private insurance and who earn too much to qualify for medicaid. These are the people who suffer and die needlessly every year.
@jb78000 (15178)
3 Nov 09
just nitpicking here but saying that you are happy with your healthcare - i.e. the standard of care you receive is fine - is not the same as saying you are happy with how it is paid for. DISCLAIMER - I AM NOT PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN WHAT SYSTEM THE USA DECIDES ON. THAT IS UP TO YOU LOT. [irritating rabbit hops off]
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
4 Nov 09
You make a good point rabbit. Too bad you hopped off before I could find out what's irritating you...I might have some powder for whatever it is.
@Koriana (302)
• United States
3 Nov 09
just a question... of that 85%, just how many are on the gov't programs that are already out there? just wondering here, since many of the healthcare providers claim that over 50% of their patients are medicare, medicaid, schips. ya, I imagine that group is happy, they have it, and for the most part, they aren't having to pay that much for it.
• United States
3 Nov 09
You know, that's a very good question. I have no figures on that, however. I don't even know if that study has been done, but I'll try to find out, thank you.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Obama makes the call: Reconciliation it is! Did I read that right? They're passing the initial bill and then a fix it bill? http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/03/obama-democrats-will-use-reconciliation-to-pass-senate-health-care-bill.html Yowza...November is gonna be ugly.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I am so afraid if this goes through, our elderly, very sick, and physically disabled will really pay. I think they will just let them go. It is really scary. The biggest thing is they do not let the details out.
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I pay for health care AND I'm happy for it. I don;t think there is anything wrong with our system. We have the highest technology and the best access to this technology. If the government were to handle health care it would be joke... Not to mention how much we will end up paying for it.