How would you suggest fixing the health issues that concern you?

@mommaj (22894)
United States
November 16, 2015 4:19pm CST
What would you suggest to change the health of the people around you? One of my health concerns for the US is the health care system. The first thing I would like to see happen is Obamacare extinguished and the tax penalty for not having insurance erased or lowered. When health care is more than what you make a month I don't see the point in penalizing someone on their taxes for not taking it.
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@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Nov 15
True, however, I've been seeing commercials lately for help in lowering the premiums on Obamacare for those who qualify. It would be nice to see a good healthcare program that benefited all the people.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
16 Nov 15
I think the health care system and price of insurance was better when the government did not have their hand in it.
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@marguicha (104310)
• Chile
16 Nov 15
Each country has its own way of dealing with health care and I havenĀ“t heard of any, lately, that does it too well. Where I live, we must all give 7% of our salary for a basic healthcare. If you want something better, you have to pay for it.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
16 Nov 15
i'm surprised something like that wasn't implemented here. The insurance is ridiculous though and you still have to pay a lot out of pocket expenses.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
17 Nov 15
I think our system in Singapore is better. When we work, a part of our salary will go to our compulsory individual pension account. Part of the money will land in Medisave account. We can use this amount to buy medical insurance, and to pay for tests, childbirth and hospitalization. It is quite affordable at the moment, and if you have been working for 20 years or more, you may have more than $40,000 in the account.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
17 Nov 15
That's incredible. If you stay in a hospital overnight won't it wipe the savings out? It would here if you only have $40,000. If I get sick I just crawl in my cave and wait to see if it passes.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
18 Nov 15
@mommaj You must be staying in an expensive bed that cost $40,000 a night. The medical insurance pays about 90% of the expenses, unless we stay in a single bed ward. If the medical expenses run up to $100,000, after the deduction by the insurance, and deductible, we pay less than $15,000.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
18 Nov 15
@scheng1 Scoot over scheng1 I am moving in with you. HAHA. That is really a good deal because here most insurances only cover 80% and since Obamacare was implemented they only cover after you have met and paid a high deductible of at least $2000 or more. Our system really needs to be fixed.
• United States
16 Nov 15
To fix my health issues, I don't have a lot, mine would be to excercise more, but that's just for me.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
17 Nov 15
That's good you have a plan for yourself. I try, not sure works out that well.
@jstory07 (71438)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Nov 15
They need to make health care that people can afford to get.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
17 Nov 15
Exactly. I would love to see the cost of health care go down too.