Health Care Debate - Houston, TX

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Andy

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Sep 14, 2009
 
Public option is a MUST
Master Yoda

Houston, TX

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Sep 14, 2009
 
NO to obama-rammaCare.

N-O to RATIONING of healthcare.

N-O to END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING.

N-O to congress, senate, Obama
Master Yoda

Houston, TX

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Sep 14, 2009
 
1) Rationing IS IN THE BILL. Here's how is will work.....If you cover more people with the same amount of money, hospitals, doctors and nurses.....Duh!!!!!.....SOMEON E is going to be cut out of the equation via RATIONING. You had better hope that it isn't you. Idiots out there.....If you can't figure this out, then you need to go back to third grade and listen really close in math class.
2) Lack of doctors/nurses. Who would want to be a doctor if all they would have to look forward to is the prospect of getting paid a low wage? Do any of you really want a doctor that is getting paid a paultry wage doing an operation on you??? If so, then come on over and I'll do an operation on you right on my front porch.
3) Illegals WILL BE COVERED despite what Obama says. There is no language contained in his "bill" with ways to check for someone who is here illegally. Obama INTENDS to make all illegals -- LEGAL. Joe Wilson was NOT lying. He was correct. He is a true patriot.
4) Abortions are covered in the bill via the fact that there is absolutely no language keeping it from being implemented. If this bill passes, the TAXPAYER will be paying for people to have sex, get pregnant without responsibility, and then abort the fetus. One of Obama's "Czars" is for forced sterlization and abortion. Obama himself is pro-abortion. Abortion is paid for, but treating an elderly person is not......Does this sound right to you, fool?
5) Death Panels (or whatever you want to call them) are included in this bill because a panel of WASHINGTON BEAUROCRAT's will be making decisions on WHO GETS COVERED and WHAT GETS COVERED. When you get too old, or too sick, you are a walking dead man, even if there is a cure or relief availabale. And don't think YOU will escape.......you will be over 65 before you know it......and then it will be YOUR TURN TO D-I-E, without medical care.
6) This "bill" is nothing more than a POWER GRAB. The "GOVMINT" (Obama) now owns the banks, the insurance companies, the car companies and he is working on taking over the electricity grid and then when he finally gets control of the way you STAY ALIVE.......your GOOSE IS COOKED. You are then living in the COMMUNIST STATES OF AMERICA.
7) TAXES WILL GO UP FOR EVERYBODY, except the Obama's PORCHSITTER voters. Taxes will go up a LOT, and Y-O-U will PAY, PAY, PAY, PAY until you are no longer to support yourself or your family and then you will be forced to go to SUCK off the "GOVMINT TEAT" or you will starve. Either way you lose everything that you have worked for (IF you even have a job at all).

If my elderly parents suffer one single time from this Obama-ramma Care, then I hold Barack Hussein Obama, our President, PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for anything that they suffer. OBAMA WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RATIONING, DENIAL OF services or DEATH due to his "so-called Healthcare" bill.

P.S. I have voted DEMOCRAT since 1972. I will NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT AGAIN.

Since: Jul 09

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Sep 14, 2009
 
ITS OBAMA THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO SAY HE IS SO SCARY!!!!!!!!!!
James

Cypress, TX

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#6
Sep 15, 2009
 
Public option NOW!!!
imo

Houston, TX

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#7
Sep 16, 2009
 
If we can bail out wall street gamblers with 17.5 trillion $ , we can spend 1 trillion over 10 years for health care for all.
Canseco

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#8
Sep 16, 2009
 
Health care for all is necessary. We can't keep the status quo or else every American will lose coverage within 10 years. Support President Obama's plan and let's get this nation moving again.
aggies are the best

Campbellsville, KY

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Master Yoda wrote:
1) Rationing IS IN THE BILL. Here's how is will work.....If you cover more people with the same amount of money, hospitals, doctors and nurses.....Duh!!!!!.....SOMEON E is going to be cut out of the equation via RATIONING. You had better hope that it isn't you. Idiots out there.....If you can't figure this out, then you need to go back to third grade and listen really close in math class.
2) Lack of doctors/nurses. Who would want to be a doctor if all they would have to look forward to is the prospect of getting paid a low wage? Do any of you really want a doctor that is getting paid a paultry wage doing an operation on you??? If so, then come on over and I'll do an operation on you right on my front porch.
3) Illegals WILL BE COVERED despite what Obama says. There is no language contained in his "bill" with ways to check for someone who is here illegally. Obama INTENDS to make all illegals -- LEGAL. Joe Wilson was NOT lying. He was correct. He is a true patriot.
4) Abortions are covered in the bill via the fact that there is absolutely no language keeping it from being implemented. If this bill passes, the TAXPAYER will be paying for people to have sex, get pregnant without responsibility, and then abort the fetus. One of Obama's "Czars" is for forced sterlization and abortion. Obama himself is pro-abortion. Abortion is paid for, but treating an elderly person is not......Does this sound right to you, fool?
5) Death Panels (or whatever you want to call them) are included in this bill because a panel of WASHINGTON BEAUROCRAT's will be making decisions on WHO GETS COVERED and WHAT GETS COVERED. When you get too old, or too sick, you are a walking dead man, even if there is a cure or relief availabale. And don't think YOU will escape.......you will be over 65 before you know it......and then it will be YOUR TURN TO D-I-E, without medical care.
6) This "bill" is nothing more than a POWER GRAB. The "GOVMINT" (Obama) now owns the banks, the insurance companies, the car companies and he is working on taking over the electricity grid and then when he finally gets control of the way you STAY ALIVE.......your GOOSE IS COOKED. You are then living in the COMMUNIST STATES OF AMERICA.
7) TAXES WILL GO UP FOR EVERYBODY, except the Obama's PORCHSITTER voters. Taxes will go up a LOT, and Y-O-U will PAY, PAY, PAY, PAY until you are no longer to support yourself or your family and then you will be forced to go to SUCK off the "GOVMINT TEAT" or you will starve. Either way you lose everything that you have worked for (IF you even have a job at all).
If my elderly parents suffer one single time from this Obama-ramma Care, then I hold Barack Hussein Obama, our President, PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for anything that they suffer. OBAMA WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RATIONING, DENIAL OF services or DEATH due to his "so-called Healthcare" bill.
P.S. I have voted DEMOCRAT since 1972. I will NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT AGAIN.
I agree!
L Thompson

Houston, TX

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Sep 19, 2009
 
Nyet
eric in houston

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Sep 23, 2009
 
I don't have an issue with universal healthcare, but this isn't the way to do it.
Sam Sayeg

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#12
Sep 28, 2009
 
it will control the monopoly of the pharmecuetical companies
ThatsRight

Houston, TX

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Sep 28, 2009
 
Government runs our Police and Fire and our Beloved MIlitary RIGHT? Why not Insurance function? and do it cheaper and cover all . Get your head out of your A$$ we just bailed wall street gamblers to the tune of 17.5 TRILLION $ and not a word of cry let alone protests/ riots etc.. Come time for what 800 billion over 10 years , thats 80 billion a year and these $coundrels A$$ is on fire ??????? What the Fkkk is wrong you idiots? ya and dont respond with captialism VS socialism BS sound bites -Free you minds fools!!!

Wall street drives Private insurance companies to make more and more profits - They can only do that if they Deny More and more people coverage after they take our money when you are healthy and dely services when you get sick. Its a rip off.

Only deluded or moral scum will support FOR PROFIT INSURANCE . IT must END . Medicare for all.
btw

Houston, TX

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#15
Sep 28, 2009
 
MYTH - Foreign health-care systems are inefficient, bloated bureaucracies.

Much less so than here. It may seem to Americans that U.S.-style free enterprise -- private-sector, for-profit health insurance -- is naturally the most cost-effective way to pay for health care. But in fact, all the other payment systems are more efficient than ours.
The world champion at controlling medical costs is Japan, even though its aging population is a profligate consumer of medical care. On average, the Japanese go to the doctor 15 times a year, three times the U.S. rate. They have twice as many MRI scans and X-rays. Quality is high; life expectancy and recovery rates for major diseases are better than in the United States. And yet Japan spends about $3,400 per person annually on health care; the United States spends more than $7,000.

U.S. health insurance companies have the highest administrative costs in the world; they spend roughly 20 cents of every dollar for nonmedical costs, such as paperwork, reviewing claims and marketing. France's health insurance industry, in contrast, covers everybody and spends about 4 percent on administration. Canada's universal insurance system, run by government bureaucrats, spends 6 percent on administration. In Taiwan, a leaner version of the Canadian model has administrative costs of 1.5 percent; one year, this figure ballooned to 2 percent, and the opposition parties savaged the government for wasting money.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Big Stevie

Spring, TX

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#16
Oct 6, 2009
 
The government can't wipe their own asses without directions. Why should we think they can control 20% of our economy?
Alpha Bret

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#17
Oct 7, 2009
 
I Support but would like to see medicare for all last 2years ago I started a new job after bing ill for some time wanted off Harris county indigent care. Had to wait one year to run out preexisting clause. I was not eligable for drug assistance from government or manufacture assistance plans,
my drug costs were about 3 times my yearly
salary. So I went without for a year Ihave been back on meds for i 1 year now and my terminal illness is still not as well con- troled as it was before I went back to work.
Why did I take the chance? because I love working, being able to help others and not sitting around waiting to die. Use your brains people most industrial countreies have universal healthcare, and have better health outcomes and lower costs than the good old US of A. Wake up!!!!
Tommy

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#18
Oct 11, 2009
 
We all deserve some type of health care, no matter what. Because the rich and Republicans would rather see us die; Wait some one has to make them some money or be a servant.
James

Houston, TX

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#19
Oct 12, 2009
 
We must have some kind of change that will solve the problems. Obama is the only one putting his support forward for a plan. Rationing is a "red-herring." We are all rationed now by insurance companies.
Carole LaRose

Willis, TX

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#20
Oct 12, 2009
 
1. Nothing the government runs is more efficient or better than privately run entities.
2. Illegal aliens (yes, they will be covered) should not be rewarded for living here illegally and not paying taxes, yet sucking the system of billions of dollars in services.
3. Socialized anything, including medicine, takes the incentive out of making anything better - America is great b/c of capitalistic competition, including in the medical field, which is why we have the greatest medical care in the world.
4. WHERE IS THE TORT REFORM Obama?!!!! Too many lawyers in your back pocket???? hmmmmm
5. If you can save so much money by cleaning up corruption in Medicare/Medicaid - DO IT NOW and prove it!
6. I DO NOT want the government to have ANY say-so in what kind of medical care I have a right to!
Common Sense

Willis, TX

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Oct 12, 2009
 
Canseco wrote:
Health care for all is necessary. We can't keep the status quo or else every American will lose coverage within 10 years. Support President Obama's plan and let's get this nation moving again.
You need to check the FACTS and quit drinking the White House and medial kool-aid.... this is just a talking point/propaganda slogan that you are regurgitating. It is intellectually indefensible. The government creates ZERO wealth and will bankrupt this country with wasteful, vote-entrenching policies like this one.... which is only one of many. REFORM - not government control is what we need!
Common Sense

Willis, TX

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Oct 12, 2009
 
ThatsRight wrote:
Government runs our Police and Fire and our Beloved MIlitary RIGHT? Why not Insurance function? and do it cheaper and cover all . Get your head out of your A$$ we just bailed wall street gamblers to the tune of 17.5 TRILLION $ and not a word of cry let alone protests/ riots etc.. Come time for what 800 billion over 10 years , thats 80 billion a year and these $coundrels A$$ is on fire ??????? What the Fkkk is wrong you idiots? ya and dont respond with captialism VS socialism BS sound bites -Free you minds fools!!!
Wall street drives Private insurance companies to make more and more profits - They can only do that if they Deny More and more people coverage after they take our money when you are healthy and dely services when you get sick. Its a rip off.
Only deluded or moral scum will support FOR PROFIT INSURANCE . IT must END . Medicare for all.
Where have you been? What do you mean there were no cries over the bailouts????!!!! Wow.... And as far as government run entities such as police and fire services, they are money-suckers, just like this will be if it passes. Not exactly a shining example of why we should WANT this for our country. We need true reform, not this. And, by the way, Medicare denies far more claims than private insurance and is ripe with endless corruption - look it up! For someone so opinionated, you should really try to open your eyes and ears and educated yourself. Here goes my "capitalism soundbite"...- this country became the greatest in the world because of a system that allowed for freedom to pursue your dreams, and YES that includes PROFITing from your hard work, despite libtards who produce NOTHING that try to villanize the successful and pit the classes against each other to further their socialistic agenda.... e.g.- your blog

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