Americans for Universal Healthcare

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 4, 2007 3:13pm CST
I have a question for all of you in America who are all for Universal Healthcare... Do you really want to pay for Rush Limbaugh and Bill Gates' healthcare? ;~D
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@katydidmc (210)
• Canada
4 Aug 07
I'm not American, but you should consider that they would be paying for yours, since usually, payment is based on income. Those with the most money, pay the highest taxes, there fore the highest premiums. With universal health care, medical costs would be set by government and would decline sharply, since hospitals would no longer be for-profit business out to get everything they can from you. Why do you think so many Americans come ot Canada, or go to other countries with free health care. its because even though they still have to pay, the cost is only a small fraction of what they would pay in the States. I broke my ankle after moving from one province to another. The total cost for e r visit, doctor, x-rays, and cast was only $350, which was paid by my original province. You can't get that in any of the states
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4 Aug 07
The $350 was what you paid when you used the services... how much do you pay every month for NOT using the services? How can the cost of it "decline sharply" if we they are taking money out of our checks every week whether we use it or not?
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4 Aug 07
Oh, and by the way, there may be a lot of Americans who go to Canada for healthcare, but here in Wisconsin (and other border states) a lot of people come down from Canada willing to pay for healthcare... because they say they'd rather pay for the care they get here than the "Free" care there.
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• Canada
7 Aug 07
We don't pay anything here. And we can't get care here because of the long lineups and lack of doctors and nurses who are lured away to the States with promises of money and then are forced to sign multiple year contracts
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
4 Aug 07
I think there is something to be said for universial healthcare. However, the ones that are able should pay for their own. I don't personally have anything against either one of them. But, I am sure they can afford to pay for their own healthcare.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4 Aug 07
Ah, so you're suggesting "separate but equal"? ;~D
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
No I am not suggesting any such thing. That term is not even in my vocabulary. Frankly, I am offended that you would use such a term when addressing me. If that what you think with your political inhamane mind, that is fine with me. I do not care to explain my point of view with the likes of you.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5 Aug 07
Didn't mean to offend, Rozie. But if you are suggesting a private system for those who can afford to opt out of the Universal System, that is what we'd get.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I certainly would like some changes with our healthcare system, particularly the cost of medication and amount deducted from our paychecks. But I would not want to pay for Limbaugh or Gates healthcare insurance. That would be impossible since they make tons of money and pay higher insurance costs.
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
17 Aug 07
I think I am one of the few people in America that is satisfied with my healthcare. Hubby has a decent plan through work, and as far as I'm concerned, the $64 a week we pay for medical and dental on a family of 5 is worth it, even if I do pay a $20 co pay almost each visit. When we didn't have insurance I had the kids on a program in Illinois calle Kid Care, which is the equivalent f a medical card. And since I am there mom I got my needs covered too. I hate to say it but I think a lot of it boils down to whether or not you know how to "work the system". I haven't made up my mind about Universal healthcare yet, I know a lot of families are uninsured, and that's no good.