47 Million Americans?

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
June 22, 2007 12:20am CST
I just read that there are 47 million Americans living without health insurance. That's is an awful lot of people who can not afford to get sick. In your opinion, what do you think the government can do and or should do about this problem?
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Dec 07
You know Rozie, that I am from europe and each person in my country has a health insurance and i think it is very important for people. I wish they would make it better in USA to, so there will be better care for people here. We were just talking about this with my fiancee and he think that you have much better doctors here, what i agree, but for who are all those great doctors, when people cannot afford to go to them? Also maybe we don't have so qualified doctors over there but I have never seen so many people without teeth like here in USA. So I am thinking what is better? To have great doctors and cannot afford them or maybe doctors who doesn't have all this perfect technique, but still do the best for you they can.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
4 Dec 07
Are you making fun of us by saying that we have no teeth? LOL, that is not very nice. May be true, but not nice. I have heard in the last few years that a lot of good American doctors are leaving and going to third world countries where they are appreciated and not sued at every turn.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Dec 07
No , i am not making fun of americans, because this is my home now. I think ti is very sad, if I see young girls having very bad teeth or seeing 40 years old people having none. i think eveyone should have the health care, because there is something important to have.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Jun 07
I'm not sure but I don't think it is right myself either. Health insurance can be so high here. My mom had to cancel a test for colon cancer because her health insurance wants like 2000.00 before it will kick in. She just wanted it to be on the safe side because my grandmother had it.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
It is very sad how America boast of so many things and wants to help all others, but can't even help its own.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Jun 07
that is very true.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Its terrible when you hear statistics like that. It shows this countries focus is not on its own people but elsewhere e.g. war in iraq etc. A lot of those funds could easily fund those who don't have medical insurance, provide some type of free clinic/s, or some type of medical insurance where it was affordable for all.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Oh, thank you for best response Rozie :) have a nice day!
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
I would not expect that from the United States! The States leads the world in many areas and medicare should be one of them. Those statistics appear to belong to a third world country, how sad and worrisome for our American friends this must be. Take care Rozie.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
Sad and worrisome, what a perfect way to decribe our situation. And saddest is part is, it is not getting any better.
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• Canada
22 Jun 07
That is unaceptable. People should bbe able to get medical care without the worry of no insurance. The government could make insentives for doctors to hold free clinics for uninsured people. No question something needs to be done. I live in Alberta where everyone is intitled to get medical care. We do not worry about insurance.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
This is very good indeed. You live in a place that really cares about the people.
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• United States
22 Jun 07
Contract scientists all over the world to eliminate all diseases and sicknesses. There ya go
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
Now, do you feel that this solution is realistic or are you wishing that this could be possible?
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@urbandekay (18308)
3 Dec 07
A health service free at the point of contact is the mark of a civilised country all the best urban
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