Health Care Debate - Hayward, CA

Discuss the national Health Care debate in Hayward, CA.

Do you support President Obama's health care policy?

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sanity

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Oct 4, 2009
Public Option. Anything else is a gift to the insurance industry.
Lou

Union City, CA

#2 Nov 2, 2009
Why would I want to turn anything over to the government.
Laura Watson

Milpitas, CA

#3 Nov 3, 2009
Many good American citizens are currently without health care through no fault of their own. Should we just let them die?
Carl Pelley

Berkeley, CA

#4 Nov 5, 2009
Lou wrote:
Why would I want to turn anything over to the government.
Well the government runs Medicare pretty good with a MUCH smaller percentage of waste and administration cost than the rest of health care system. They do the same thing with the Veteran's health care system. Where do you think we would be without Social Security? Massive welfare is the answer! Then there is the Post Office which does a pretty good job in my opinion (6 day a week delivery direct to your residence, less than 50 cents to send a letter across the country, etc.). It's big business and the greedy HMOs that scare me much more than the government, thank you!
Carl Pelley

Berkeley, CA

#5 Nov 5, 2009
Laura Watson wrote:
Many good American citizens are currently without health care through no fault of their own. Should we just let them die?
That is pretty much the Republican philosophy. Of course they have an excellent health care system (paid entirely by us taxpayers I believe!) and their fat cat supporters can afford any kind of health care they want...so who cares about the peasants? Let them just do without! That's the Republican way!
Oaktown

Union City, CA

#6 Dec 25, 2009
1. No one in this country does not have health care. You do not need insurnace to be treated.
2. Anyone who believes that Obamacare will reduce costs and improve service is delusional.
2. True reform would strt with tort reform and cut out the lawyers who get rich. But since the Dem's are owned by lawyers it won;t happen.
3. Allow sales across state lines - that owuld great reduce costs.
4. Adopt the system from Singapor. That truly does more and costs less.
JRooster101

San Leandro, CA

#7 Jan 25, 2010
I think EVERYONE should be responsible for their own health care. For an example of why I oppose:

I have a teacher who claims to not be able to afford health care because she does not make enough money. That is understandable, maybe we should help her? NO! She CHOOSES to live in Berkeley and is now signing up for a doctorate program. Why should the tax payers pay for her health care? She lives in an expensive town and chose to have a child at this time. She says she pays enough taxes so that she feels she should get health care. She probably pays VERY little! That is why I oppose Obamas health care. Irresponsible idiots with entitlement issues who think the government is their mommy and daddy. Get a second job genius!
JRooster101

San Leandro, CA

#8 Jan 25, 2010
Since when has the government let people die? Just because you don't get the best care doesn't mean it's unfair. My girlfriend had endocarditis and spent months in the hospital WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE! America needs to be responsible for their own lives. Plan for the worst, thats what my dad tells me, anything else is foolish. Rationing health care doesn't work! People use Britain and Canada as examples but they forget to look at COST, EFFECTIVENESS, TAXES, The fact that many come to the horrible USA for better care says a lot. Besides, look at their population and then look at ours. To successfully implement a "Public Option" would take buku bucks! Deficit nuetral my ass! Good thing Scott Brown got in their to curb these shady backroom deals. Obama is a disgrace!
JRooster101

San Leandro, CA

#9 Jan 25, 2010
Carl Pelley wrote:
<quoted text>
Well the government runs Medicare pretty good with a MUCH smaller percentage of waste and administration cost than the rest of health care system. They do the same thing with the Veteran's health care system. Where do you think we would be without Social Security? Massive welfare is the answer! Then there is the Post Office which does a pretty good job in my opinion (6 day a week delivery direct to your residence, less than 50 cents to send a letter across the country, etc.). It's big business and the greedy HMOs that scare me much more than the government, thank you!
Medicare... Going Broke
Social Security... Abused and going broke
Post Office... Losing mail left and right
Welfare... Keeping the ghetto, ghetto, and the lazy, lazy

Great job big government!
JRooster101

San Leandro, CA

#10 Jan 25, 2010
Carl Pelley wrote:
<quoted text>
That is pretty much the Republican philosophy. Of course they have an excellent health care system (paid entirely by us taxpayers I believe!) and their fat cat supporters can afford any kind of health care they want...so who cares about the peasants? Let them just do without! That's the Republican way!
The same Democrat politicians have the same great health care benefits as the Republicans. Maybe they should be forced into the same health care as average Americans will through "Odumbacare."

Stop blaming Republicans, its not their fault insurance premiums are high!
sane people

Hayward, CA

#11 Jan 16, 2012
There needs to be a public option for insurance.
SFC James F Grissom

Hicksville, NY

#12 Mar 24, 2013
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, of Hayward, Calif., died March 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered from small arms fire March 18 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sally

Des Moines, IA

#13 Sep 20, 2013
NO he has ruined this country!!!!!!!
SFC James F Grissom

Farmingdale, NY

#14 Sep 20, 2013
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, of Hayward, Calif., died March 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered from small arms fire March 18 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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