My husband thinks that most people wanted this health bill to pass. How did you feel about the whole situation? Where you completely against it from the start? Did you agree with some things but not others? Did you change your mind somewhere along the way? Did you think the government pushed their way to pass this bill, despite many protest. Or did you agree with everything? What is your opinion?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by Anouck at 6:25 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by SWasson at 6:26 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
I was never against reform. I think most conservatives I know believed in reform as well. I have always been against the government mandating me to purchase insurance with coverage that they determine appropriate. While I can understand why some people who don't have insurance because they either can't afford it or due to pre-existing conditions are in favor of the bill and are happy that something passed, I still feel that there is too much in this bill that will work against the people it is supposed to protect. I think smaller bills done incrementally would have made way more sense. We are a broke nation. We do not have trillions of dollars to spend on legislation. Our economy is still in the tank and I haven't seen a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel it was done the wrong way and it was definitely a power grab. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:27 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 6:49 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by desperateat48 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
The process lacked transparency, leaving the consumer (and ultimate funder) in the dark until the end. Revisions and attached dealings were done behind closed doors making people suspicious. These actions do not inspire confidence among voters, and increase stress, agitation and anger at the same time.
Answer by Sisteract at 6:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Anouck - teabaggers is a derogatory and disgusting term made up by the left wing nuts. Please don't use it again. It is not only the far right that is upset with this bill. Most independents and moderates hate it as well. As for the President or anyone else on the left wanting bipartisanship, that is BS! They "staged" a meeting with Republicans and Democrats, then completely blew off every idea given by the Republicans. Not a single one of their ideas made it into the bill. It's the dems who were being completely partisan here.
As for the OP's question, no REAL American should be happy with how this was handled. The ONLY reason it passed was because of coercion, bribery, threats, and buyouts. Is that the kind of "change" you were looking for? If it is, feel free to join the Mafia then.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 6:58 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:16 PM on Mar. 23, 2010