Health Care Debate - Birmingham, AL

Discuss the national Health Care debate in Birmingham, AL.

Do you support President Obama's health care policy?

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Rick

Birmingham, AL

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Sep 20, 2009
 
Healthcare is not an unalienable right. The federal government has no business making legislation here. The problem with our current system is that the government already has too many laws governing it. Simply get out.
rick pirkle

Birmingham, AL

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Sep 20, 2009
 
stupid

Since: Sep 09

Birmingham, AL

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#3
Sep 22, 2009
 
More health care law means more incompetent doctors who get to keep doing their jobs. Interestingly, studies conducted to determine how much death rates increased during doctor strikes determined that they dropped. Americans need MORE ability to distinguish between the good and the bad doctors, not less.
Courtney

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Sep 23, 2009
 
The concept of "free healthcare" is great, but the execution would be impossible. Competition is needed to further medical advancements and for incentives to keep people alive.

Since: Sep 09

Birmingham, AL

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Sep 23, 2009
 
Courtney wrote:
The concept of "free healthcare" is great, but the execution would be impossible. Competition is needed to further medical advancements and for incentives to keep people alive.
I think providing free Healthcare is probably doable in theory, but not on a government-mandated scale; I wonder how well a free hospital supported by sponsors would work? Likely not very, but it's conceivable.

The point about competition is an interesting one - that had never occurred to me.

Also, don't forget that "free" means "paid for with taxes" when the government says it.
Lynn Williams

United States

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#6
Sep 25, 2009
 
We can't afford it. I DON'T WANT TO WEAKEN my own health care.
Courtney

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Sep 25, 2009
 
INUH wrote:
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I think providing free Healthcare is probably doable in theory, but not on a government-mandated scale; I wonder how well a free hospital supported by sponsors would work? Likely not very, but it's conceivable.
The point about competition is an interesting one - that had never occurred to me.
Also, don't forget that "free" means "paid for with taxes" when the government says it.
You're right! Free= paid by taxpayers!

Maybe a compromise could be reached..."free" healthcare for children. I wouldn't mind paying taxes for that benefit.
I Care

Birmingham, AL

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#8
Oct 5, 2009
 
Too many people are without health care.
Reniemouse

Jensen Beach, FL

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#9
Oct 6, 2009
 
Big Brother comes knocking at our doors, again!!
No way ! Plus it will shut down over 2300 health care companies and just how many more jobs will be lost?
P Cook

Washington, DC

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Oct 8, 2009
 
No!
Free is free

Joplin, MO

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Oct 8, 2009
 
Courtney wrote:
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You're right! Free= paid by taxpayers!
Maybe a compromise could be reached..."free" healthcare for children. I wouldn't mind paying taxes for that benefit.
I would. I don't have kids and I pay enough in taxes for kid-related things already.
Lisa Prior

Jonesboro, GA

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#12
Oct 18, 2009
 
why are we screwing w/ all our taxes for a few; try changing rules regarding competition among insurance co; allow sm. time businesses to group all people in a more affordable plan; don't screw us all.
TJ Quesenberry

Jonesboro, GA

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#13
Oct 18, 2009
 
..why are we going against will of people
Obama Supporter

Birmingham, AL

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#14
Oct 21, 2009
 
That citizens of the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the world, do not have the health care that third world countries provide to their citizens is shameful.
Francine

Indianapolis, IN

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Oct 21, 2009
 
I Care wrote:
Too many people are without health care.
If only your "caring" could pay for care.
Francine

Indianapolis, IN

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Oct 21, 2009
 
Obama Supporter wrote:
That citizens of the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the world, do not have the health care that third world countries provide to their citizens is shameful.
What third world country has health care even remotely comparable to ours. Your Great Prophet Obama has you in his spell. He thinks you are stupid and you are proving him right!
G. Bow

Birmingham, AL

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#17
Oct 25, 2009
 
Buy your own.
G. Bow

Birmingham, AL

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Oct 25, 2009
 
Buy your own
ADL

United States

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Nov 3, 2009
 
I absolutely support health care reform including a public option.
Francine

United States

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Nov 3, 2009
 
ADL wrote:
I absolutely support health care reform including a public option.
You absolutely are a damned fool.

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