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Why was offering health care to people that dont have it, such a bad thing?

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 7:43 AM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because nobody has invented a money tree yet.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:43 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Not so much a bad thing, just that the rest of us pay for it. Not to mention if we go to a government run program things will be taken out of our control and I believe that only the truly wealthy will get the help. I have a friend who has a rare form of cancer because she had her own health insurance she was able to be treated and is actually doing well because of the type of treatment she received. On a government run program she probably would have died.

    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:46 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • No one has to invent a money tree. Just a good Health plan, so that when people who do not have insurance get sick they can go to a doctor.
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 7:48 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • On a government run program she probably would have died.


    Or she may not have. What about the poor soul that doesnt have health insurance or the one that did have health insurance but was dropped? They did die!
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 7:50 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Just a good Health plan,

    Insurance is not the problem. You shouldn't need insurance. Until Wall Street invented the HMO it wasn't mandatory. The problem is the cost of care, not how people pay for it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:52 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • What happens if the country goes bankrupt? What happens if there isn't enough tax payers? Is it wrong to be concerned about that?
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:53 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • It sounds great on paper I'm just not sure it would really work that way because someone has to pay for it.
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:54 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • It's not such a bad thing, it's how you go about it that CAN be a bad thing. Government run health care WONT work. The government needs to give tax breaks & credit already existing insurance companies for giving out affordable health care to everyone. This is how it works in the Denmark & all the insurance companies are happy-go-lucky because they have a roaring business. If they made health care law that everyone should be on it, yet they have to get it through regular insurance companies....our economy would boom. This way people could choose who they want to be insured by. The government should credit insurance companies for lowering costs for people who have pre-existing conditions & it should be next to free for children. It would create a market for insurance companies & costs would plunge...

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:54 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • It is not a bad thing at all.
    older

    Answer by older at 8:36 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • NotPanicking is dead on. While this law addresses health insurance the problem is the cost of health care. Two seperate things. Take measures to lower the cost of health care and the insurance companies are no longer so powerful.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 8:36 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

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