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Does the PA debate change your view on Universal Healthcare?

OK, from reading the posts on PA it seems that Medicare (or is it Medicaide) is the most common form of PA. Many say they would work, but can not because they would lose medical coverage. I was never a fan of Universal Healthcare, but now I think maybe it would be a good thing. Does this change your mind at all on Universal Healthcare?

 
teampalmer4

Asked by teampalmer4 at 4:06 PM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • People should be aware that most hospitals offer financial aid to people who make too much for medicaid but too little to afford their bills.

    They do grants, and volunteer hours for bill forgiveness, and (one I've used a lot) zero interest payment plans. That one's easy to get, they don't even ask about your income, you just make a call to the number on the bill. It takes about 5 minutes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Nope. The healthcare they are proposing is not free. Those who "cannot go back" still won't be able to, because it will be on a sliding scale, everyone will have to pay something for it, and anyone who doesn't will be fined a MINIMUM of $1k per year they don't have it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:16 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Does this change your mind at all on Universal Healthcare? No because all UHC will be is an expansion of Medicare or Medicaide. The poor already have that why make it so the rest of us are forced on it when our employers insurance companies cannot compete and we lose our good coverage we already have?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • People not wanting to increase their income so they qualify for public assistance is as common as people not wanting to increase their income to not push them into the next tax bracket (which means they make less money).

    That tendency in people has been around in the US, ever since progressive taxes and public assistance began in this country....and I don't think anything will ever change that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • No it's a bad idea.
    Ann7227

    Answer by Ann7227 at 5:14 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I think like every other plan, UH is a great idea that will help many but still have numerous obvious flaws. Nothing's perfect, but it's a step.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 6:48 PM on Jul. 3, 2009