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Are you ready to be qued by Obama's healthcare?

It is estimated that a third to a half of one's lifetime health costs are consumed in the last six months of life. Accordingly, Britain's National Health Service can deny treatments it deems not cost-effective -- and if you're old and infirm, the cost-effectiveness of treating you plummets. In Canada, they ration by queuing. You can wait forever for so-called elective procedures like hip replacements.
op-ed Cont. by Dr. Krauthammer

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • But once again, how are they going to subsidize it? And what happens if you choose not to insure?

    In many states, it's a law that you MUST have car insurance, but your car insurance still requires you to pay for uninsured motorists! Some people won't pay for insurance even if they can afford it. My last employer offered at PPO plan with $10 co-pays that cost only $12.50 a paycheck, $25 a month. People turned it down, even though they were uninsured! They didn't want to give up $25 a month, even though they spent more eating at McDonald's every month. What will the government do about those people?
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:18 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Obama is NOT for universal healthcare..
    He is for health care reform.
    Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of new, affordable health insurance options.

    Canada and Britain have national healthcare.... NOT THE SAME as Obama is proposing!!!!!
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 4:39 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Grandmarga, How the heck are my insurance costs gonna go down by offering coverage to more people? I'm one of the healthy ones. There is NO way my costs will go down, unless there is some dollar shifting; i.e. raising my taxes while lowering my insurance costs.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:14 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I don't know that my insurance cost will go down either. As to people with out insurance, alot of people can't even afford discounted insurance. There hasn't been a plan out yet that can help provide everyone with healthcare.
    etsmom

    Answer by etsmom at 5:38 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Costs will go down, as people will be DENIED certain medical procedures, because they will not be considered viable candidates.

    Under Obama's plan, someone in their 50's or 60's will no longer be allowed to have joint replacement surgery...too old; no longer will someone considered obese by antiquated height/weight charts be given certain medications to combat illnesses that MIGHT be connected to their obesity--diabetes medication, blood thinners, thyroid meds, weight management meds, etc.; and anyone who smokes or once smoked will likely be denied basic health care as well.

    The incentive will be to live healthy lifestyles in America that's gonna be a tall order!). Our insurance plan (CIGNA) already REWARDS us with a $250 cash check for every healthy check up we complete--healthy weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and waist circumference, and not smoking. That equates to $1000/year for our family!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:39 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • SURE. BETTER THAN NO HEALTH CARE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Under Obama's plan, someone in their 50's or 60's will no longer be allowed to have joint replacement surgery...too old; no longer will someone considered obese by antiquated height/weight charts be given certain medications to combat illnesses that MIGHT be connected to their obesity--diabetes medication, blood thinners, thyroid meds, weight management meds, etc.; and anyone who smokes or once smoked will likely be denied basic health care as well.



    You show me where Obama's plan says that. I call bullsh@t.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Under Obama's plan, someone in their 50's or 60's will no longer be allowed to have joint replacement surgery...too old; no longer will someone considered obese by antiquated height/weight charts be given certain medications to combat illnesses that MIGHT be connected to their obesity--diabetes medication, blood thinners, thyroid meds, weight management meds, etc.; and anyone who smokes or once smoked will likely be denied basic health care as well.
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    There is no truth to this. Do you people even know the structure of the plan? It is not Government Run healthcare. It is Government subsidized healthcare. There is a difference.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 7:06 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I am under the impression that, unfortunately, eugenics is not God's thing.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:40 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • No wonder American is a Mess, you people make stuff UP!
    THANK GOD OBAMA WON!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Apr. 26, 2009