Health Care Debate - La Mesa, CA

Discuss the national Health Care debate in La Mesa, CA.

Do you support President Obama's health care policy?

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D.M.

El Cajon, CA

#1 Oct 31, 2009
Obama's government (CZARS included) wants control over us from the cradle to the grave through socialized health care, against our will!;It's unconstitutional! It is a loss of liberty.He never listened to common sense.We've been shut out. It's his rush to our ruin! The cost($);downward quality; the risk (America's transformation!)is too high!Control's the real issue!Free speech is at risk!

“Peace and Human Rights”

Since: Dec 08

La Mesa

#2 Nov 10, 2009
Government should not be in the healthcare business.
Christopher

San Diego, CA

#3 Nov 25, 2009
Think about why he (and the government) are doing this, people...Healthcare has always favored the rich, or the very poor. The rich because they have the money, economic saavy, and doctors know that they will pay. The very poor, because state medical coverage, such as medical will foot the bill. The middle class may have insurance coverage at his/her occupation, but premiums are usually high, and if you are relatively healthy, then you are just giving your money away, plus you still have to pay a copay and/or deductible in most cases. Insurance companies and doctors/PA's/nurses are in cahoots with each other, and are really screwing the general public with outrageous pricing of treatment, equipment, and supply costs (i.e.--an ordinary cotton swab costing $2.00, charging $200.00 per day to stay at the hospital, etc.). Now, these are slightly exaggerated, but look at an itemized breakdown of your next bill from your doctor--pretty sad. Older people and people who get, say, specialized care, are pissed, because they say that the quality of health care will go down, and maybe they are right. However, many other countries that have socialized medicine are doing just fine. Explain how doctors can go to third world countries and expect little or no pay, yet still help these people. It should be Doctor healing first, pay second. Many doctors in America today go into medicine because it is prestigious and lucrative, yes, but they need to be taken down a notch. True, a doctor must be very careful, since he/she is helping a human life, and yes, all of the schooling, money paid, and critical situations are very valuable, to say the least, but a line must be drawn somewhere. Creating a government-run medical system is a great idea--everyone would be covered, our tax dollars would go to something useful, if we wanted to purchase private insurance, we still could--it is a win-win situation. Doctors would still be getting their share of profit, too. And for the average Joe/Jane out there, think about the MOST important thing: If you watched your diet, took care of yourself, didn't do things that risked your health and safety (doing drugs, smoking, rock climbing, etc.), then you may not need a doctor....by the way, it is all in your mind how healthy you are. I am 42, smoke a pack a day for 20 years, have 3 cats, drink to excess half the week, take an occasional walk for excercise, no high blood pressure, normal cholesterol, 6' tall, 177lbs., feel energetic, have no medical insurance (hadn't had it in almost 4 years), and have no physical problems. When I was covered medically, the only doctor I went to was to get a physical, and I was in perfect shape, dispite what I had written earlier. I never even had so much a cold in about 10 years. My point is, don't think about getting sick, don't take unnecessary risks, don't worry about things, and you will not need a doctor. Only worry about a doctor if something is REALLY life-threatening. God Bless!
Mary Nixon

San Diego, CA

#4 Dec 13, 2009
Because I've lived in countries, Great Britain, France, with that kind of system. It amounts to rationing.
Screiver

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Jan 24, 2010
Better than bankrupting the country with Medicare increases.
Christopher

San Diego, CA

#6 Jan 26, 2010
We need this government help--one can always rely on paying premiums for their own supplemental insurance if he/she feels that the best coverage is needed. At least all others can get decent medical care.
Veritas

United States

#7 Jul 16, 2010
Socialism Sucks!
Keith

Santee, CA

#8 Nov 12, 2010
All people should have the right to equal health care - not just the ones who are rich, work for big companies. Come on, people, can you really look someone in the eye and say you're better than them and deserve that they and their families don't deserve the health care you receive? People before profits. Are you really that selfish?
Christopher

El Cajon, CA

#9 Nov 14, 2010
Keith wrote:
All people should have the right to equal health care - not just the ones who are rich, work for big companies. Come on, people, can you really look someone in the eye and say you're better than them and deserve that they and their families don't deserve the health care you receive? People before profits. Are you really that selfish?
Unfortunately, most of the rich ***holes are. Doctors + insurance companies = GREED and neglect of humanity, as a ground rule. There are rare exceptions, however, but too rare....
TV MAN

United States

#10 Nov 14, 2010
Christopher wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunately, most of the rich ***holes are. Doctors + insurance companies = GREED and neglect of humanity, as a ground rule. There are rare exceptions, however, but too rare....
I agree, and I don't want to go back to this:

US health care is deadly. It is the leading cause of death and injury in the US.

US health care is 17% of our GDP.

US health care is ranked 39th in the world.

US health care has the highest paid doctors.

US health care make the most medical blunders.

US health care costs consumers nearly 3 times more than the rest of the world.

US health care leads the world in hospital born infection.

US health care only reports 20% of its medical errors.

US health care is bankrupting this country.(imagine if every American had 6000 dollars more of disposable income because they weren;t spending it on health insurance.

US health care creates 500 billion dollars because of medical errors.

Who is currently running our health care system?

Could it be the same medical industry that has ruined it and is now funding the tea baggers?
Obama

Denver, CO

#12 Nov 15, 2010
TV MAN wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, and I don't want to go back to this:
US health care is deadly. It is the leading cause of death and injury in the US.
US health care is 17% of our GDP.
US health care is ranked 39th in the world.
US health care has the highest paid doctors.
US health care make the most medical blunders.
US health care costs consumers nearly 3 times more than the rest of the world.
US health care leads the world in hospital born infection.
US health care only reports 20% of its medical errors.
US health care is bankrupting this country.(imagine if every American had 6000 dollars more of disposable income because they weren;t spending it on health insurance.
US health care creates 500 billion dollars because of medical errors.
Who is currently running our health care system?
Could it be the same medical industry that has ruined it and is now funding the tea baggers?
Not having you in my life is the leading cause of deaths in the US!
Love always!

-Obama
TV MAN

United States

#13 Nov 15, 2010
Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Not having you in my life is the leading cause of deaths in the US!
Love always!
-Obama
Poof, you're gone.
Obama

Denver, CO

#14 Nov 19, 2010
TV MAN wrote:
<quoted text>Poof, you're gone.
Poof, oh you want to play that game tonight. Love that game. See you shortly. I'll bring your blindfold, you forgot it at my house.
See you soon love!

-Obama
TV MAN

United States

#15 Nov 19, 2010
The conservatives are being proven wrong, time and time again.

American tax payers ownership of GM, "which conservatives were against", is working. Surprise Surprise. Taxpayers ownership of General Motors was halved on Wednesday, and billions of dollars in bailout money returned to the federal government, as a result of the nations largest initial stock offering ever. Stupid conservatives and their ignorant IQ on economic strategies, could have stopped the success of GM, and the jobs it saved. Saving GM saved more than 1.1 million jobs in 2009 and 314,000 jobs this year, the highest figure yet reported. Based on a study from Center for Automotive Research. I'm not surprised, it's common sense, something conservatives don't have.
Obama

Denver, CO

#16 Nov 22, 2010
TV MAN wrote:
The conservatives are being proven wrong, time and time again.
American tax payers ownership of GM, "which conservatives were against", is working. Surprise Surprise. Taxpayers ownership of General Motors was halved on Wednesday, and billions of dollars in bailout money returned to the federal government, as a result of the nations largest initial stock offering ever. Stupid conservatives and their ignorant IQ on economic strategies, could have stopped the success of GM, and the jobs it saved. Saving GM saved more than 1.1 million jobs in 2009 and 314,000 jobs this year, the highest figure yet reported. Based on a study from Center for Automotive Research. I'm not surprised, it's common sense, something conservatives don't have.
You just need to loosen up, then we can do whatever your heart desires. Bring some chocolate with tonight! Luv ya!

-Obama
RU KIDDING

Effingham, IL

#18 Nov 22, 2010
Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
You just need to loosen up, then we can do whatever your heart desires. Bring some chocolate with tonight! Luv ya!
-Obama
We see someone told U U could find sex in the Internet, you just are not smart enough to know where to look.
Obama

Denver, CO

#20 Nov 23, 2010
RU KIDDING wrote:
<quoted text>We see someone told U U could find sex in the Internet, you just are not smart enough to know where to look.
That makes everyone wonder why your here, you must love me, you had to of googled my name or sex machine.
Christopher

El Cajon, CA

#21 Nov 25, 2010
Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
That makes everyone wonder why your here, you must love me, you had to of googled my name or sex machine.
Obama, you are obviously a degenerate bonehead who doesn't stick to the topic. Go use you own health insurance (if it will cover it) to get a sex change operation, which is what you need.
TV MAN

United States

#22 Nov 28, 2010
TOM DELAY finds out he's not above the law. WOW, I bet he's not feeling well right now. I wonder if he had a good Thanksgiving. See YA DELAY, don't want to be YA.
wale. niniola

La Mesa, CA

#23 Jan 13, 2011
health first

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