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Tell me what the difference is... Universal health care related

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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 I was watching a documentary about universal health care and they were saying it is no different than public education, library, fire dept, police...

So why is everyone so scared of universal health care and still send their kids to public school?

I'm seriously confused.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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AuntieSunshine
by Member on Apr. 8, 2009 at 10:24 AM


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So why is everyone so scared of universal health care


 Not everyone is "scared".  Just a very vocal minority.   They are also probably well covered by their job's or their hubby's job's health insurance, and have probably never been very sick and or had a love one go through a serious illness who had no health insurance, etc. 

 

LancesMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2009 at 11:16 AM

I know that I am mad at the current situation with health care. 

I know that Pharmaceutical Companies and Medical Insurance Companies are in it for profit!
I know that every little thing they can do to make us pay more is done. They deny coverage, digging deep to look for a mistake somewhere so they can deny us. They hire people to do this!

I had a Mail Order pharmacist deny me my 3 month supply of meds because my flex benefits were off by .38 cents! I made so many phone calls, because neither side wanted to wipe off the .38 cents. I even told them that I would mail a check for more than that, but there stipulations were once this happens it cannot be reset to try again for 30 days!

.38 cents! Can you believe it.  It took me two weeks to get it straightened out and a 10 day supply I paid for at full cost because of 38 cents.

I am mad as hell and I am sooo tired of everyone else going in recession except these huge companies making millions and billions. And us little people getting the shaft so there board members can still get the same bonuses they did last yr. Why can't they go into a recession too!

Whether Universal Health is better or not. Or there is even a better idea out there.....It is a different direction to try! And not one person will walk away with a million dollar bonus for screwing the little guy!

Just my Opinion

 

Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM

I think what this country needs to a hybrid - the gray area in between the black and white.  I think for those who want to go the whole private insurance route, then that is good for them.  But I think there should be a government insurance option for those who cannot afford private insurance, and the cost should be on a sliding scale based on income.


 

jcsmummy
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:47 PM

i'm in canada. our province has universal health care. i think it's a pretty goodsystem. the maximum you can be charged, no matter you family size is $108 a month. no hospital bills, no doctor bills. some people still have to pay for prescriptions if their job does not cover it. if you make $28,000 or less you pay nothing, but you are still fully insured. you can get visits to chiropractors, and other doctors covered as well. you can go to any doctor,m anywhere, everybody has the same insurance. i fail to see what is so scary about it.

kristinas8
by on Apr. 9, 2009 at 7:00 AM

I personally feel that universal health care in its true form would be great. If you have access to Netflix you can watch the documentary that I'm talking about it's called Sicko and you can watch it on your computer. 

chesiretuff
by Member on Apr. 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM
Quoting kristinas8:

 I was watching a documentary about universal health care and they were saying it is no different than public education, library, fire dept, police...

So why is everyone so scared of universal health care and still send their kids to public school?

I'm seriously confused.

I've never seen it put this way, but it makes a lot of sense. 

"The jobless guy down the street is calling the police my taxes pay for!"

              

LeilaR1
by Member on Apr. 9, 2009 at 3:48 PM

People in the 60's were scared of Medicare too. Change is scary for some.

Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Apr. 12, 2009 at 1:05 AM


Quoting jcsmummy:

i'm in canada. our province has universal health care. i think it's a pretty goodsystem. the maximum you can be charged, no matter you family size is $108 a month. no hospital bills, no doctor bills. some people still have to pay for prescriptions if their job does not cover it. if you make $28,000 or less you pay nothing, but you are still fully insured. you can get visits to chiropractors, and other doctors covered as well. you can go to any doctor,m anywhere, everybody has the same insurance. i fail to see what is so scary about it.


OMG!..... you are one of them....GASP.....a SOCIALIST!!  ARGHHH...[runs away screaming].

Just teasing.  I agree.  I don't get why everyone has their panties in a twist because EVERYONE gets to get better if they are sick.  Whoop de dooh.


 

sweetie00
by on Apr. 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM


Quoting AuntieSunshine:


Quote:

So why is everyone so scared of universal health care


 Not everyone is "scared".  Just a very vocal minority.   They are also probably well covered by their job's or their hubby's job's health insurance, and have probably never been very sick and or had a love one go through a serious illness who had no health insurance, etc. 

 


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