Health Care Debate - New York, NY

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Cpt O

Retgendorf, Germany

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Sep 11, 2009
 
It provides close to 50 million of our fellow citizens with health insurance.
plotmasteram

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Sep 11, 2009
 
Our N.Y. state workers comp system is a gov;t run health care scam were judges,lawyers and physicians act in collusion to deny,limit and prolong proper health care to victims.I worked 25 years for the state of ny as a Registered Nurse at a lower payscale so as i would have the benefits of health care upon retirement.I worked for what you recieve politicians are giving my benefits to those who chose not to work.
plotmasteram

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Sep 11, 2009
 
Cpt O wrote:
It provides close to 50 million of our fellow citizens with health insurance.
Did those 50 million WORK TO earn the right.OPPOSE.

“Needs of the MANY over the ONE”

Since: Aug 09

Springfield, Ma

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Sep 11, 2009
 
plotmasteram wrote:
<quoted text>Did those 50 million WORK TO earn the right.OPPOSE.
Because someone can not afford health care doesn't mean they don't work. Ever heard of medicare and ERs must treat everyone? You're already paying for people's health care. Even if a person is not working, who are you to judge or assume their reasoning for not?(Many young college students are not able to work therefor cannot afford their own insurance or the extremely high insurance of the institution they are attending. There are no other options for them such as medicare.) Shall we close our eyes and lower our heads to those in this situation? If you are a nurse as you say, you must have gone to school for years. We are all human beings blessed with the gift of life, the right to be healthy and cared for comes through God and human nature, not a pay check. We are the only money making core industrial country whom operates this way, when we will live up to our Allegiance "One Nation under God...with Liberty and Justice for ALL"?
duh

Advance, NC

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#6
Sep 13, 2009
 
we are going to change the system that the majority is okay with just because 17+% has no insurance,most of them receive treatment anyway.
Shut Up Dummy

Bayonne, NJ

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#7
Sep 13, 2009
 
The government can not run the business it's already in charge of, what makes anyone think they can manage our health care?

The health care scam is the same sort of fear mongering the government has always traded in, it's just a different boogyman.
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Hollis, NY

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Sep 13, 2009
 
Shut Up Dummy wrote:
The government can not run the business it's already in charge of, what makes anyone think they can manage our health care?
The health care scam is the same sort of fear mongering the government has always traded in, it's just a different boogyman.
Cannot is one word.
James

Netherlands

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Sep 16, 2009
 
Current system is too old.

Since: Feb 08

Nassau County

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#10
Sep 16, 2009
 
Allow consumers/businesses to buy insurance from any state, not just the state of residence, and you will see true competition and cost reduction instead of this 1100 page monstrosity.
DannyK

Jamaica, NY

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#11
Sep 17, 2009
 
How good is my health insurance if my un-insured neighbor has TB?
A universal health care reform that emphasis Preventive care, that is inclusive and that reduce monopoly of health insurance company is necessary. Every American deserve a good health care as well as good education as a right not as a previledge
Ed Burkes Mom

Smithtown, NY

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Sep 17, 2009
 
DannyK wrote:
How good is my health insurance if my un-insured neighbor has TB?
A universal health care reform that emphasis Preventive care, that is inclusive and that reduce monopoly of health insurance company is necessary. Every American deserve a good health care as well as good education as a right not as a previledge
Anyone with a diagnosis of TB receives automatic healthcare whether they have insurance or not. Don't believe me call the your local department of health and they'll tell you the same. Stop with the lies and misinformation.
get out now

Queens Village, NY

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Sep 18, 2009
 
I would support fixing what is broke...

1) Insurers cannot drop those insured unless they don't pay their premiums
2) Insurers cannot drop you or deny you because of a pre-existing condition and it should be mandated that anyone that has been dropped be taken back
3) Reform tort laws that allow endless litigation

Let's start with that

Why is it the 47 million of uninsured that Obama speaks of day in and day out is not broken down into true numbers? It DOES include illegal aliens 10-20 million...not only should they not get health insurance they should all be deported. While any current bill may state illegals will not receieve benefits..THERE IS NO WAY TO ENFORCE that from happening.

Anyone under the age of 25 should then be mandated by law to still be allowed under their parents insurance. So if that is another 10 million and I have no idea the number but again, how many people here LEGALLY and over the age of 25 do not have insurance? Let us discuss the reasons why they don't and then we can address THEM.

Often it is not so much one wants to shut people out of health insurance so much as throwing a number of 47 million w/out breaking that number down and analzying the WHY for each group and addressing the LEGAL citizens then we can make headway. But simply throwing the number around as a talking point and then showing one person who has lost insurance is not exactly winning me over.
get out now

Queens Village, NY

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Cpt O wrote:
It provides close to 50 million of our fellow citizens with health insurance.
If 10-20 million are ILLEGAL, they are not my fellow citizens.
get out now

Queens Village, NY

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Open your eyes5 wrote:
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Because someone can not afford health care doesn't mean they don't work. Ever heard of medicare and ERs must treat everyone? You're already paying for people's health care. Even if a person is not working, who are you to judge or assume their reasoning for not?(Many young college students are not able to work therefor cannot afford their own insurance or the extremely high insurance of the institution they are attending. There are no other options for them such as medicare.) Shall we close our eyes and lower our heads to those in this situation? If you are a nurse as you say, you must have gone to school for years. We are all human beings blessed with the gift of life, the right to be healthy and cared for comes through God and human nature, not a pay check. We are the only money making core industrial country whom operates this way, when we will live up to our Allegiance "One Nation under God...with Liberty and Justice for ALL"?
If you are in college, you should still be under your parents plan...what plan were you under prior to college?

Also, once one is out of college, there are plans that are reasonable being that at that age statistically one is healthy. Now the fact that those just out of college typically have no sense of reality and think life is free...suddenly have to realize that they need to pay for health insurance or their iPod/cell phone/imported car is another story.

If they cut back on their luxuries they can get a reasonable health plan that covers a catastrophic event...if you are looking for a plan that pays for elective surgery and everything under the sun...get a job.

“Small gov't.Low taxes, Freedom”

Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

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#17
Sep 18, 2009
 
* Contrary to the Obama administration's repeated assurances, millions of Americans who are happy with their current health insurance will not be able to keep it. As many as 89.5 million people may be dumped into a government-run plan.

* Some Americans may find themselves forced into a new insurance plan that no longer includes their current doctor.

* Americans will pay more than $820 billion in additional taxes over the next 10 years, and could see their insurance premiums rise as much as 95 percent.

* The current health care bills will increase the budget deficit by at least $239 billion over the next 10 years, and far more in the years beyond that. If the new health care entitlement were subject to the same 75-year actuarial standards as Social Security or Medicare, its unfunded liabilities would exceed $9.2 trillion.

* While the bills contain no direct provisions for rationing care, they nonetheless increase the likelihood of government rationing and interference with how doctors practice medicine.

* Contrary to assertions of some opponents, the bills contain no provision for euthanasia or mandatory end-of-life counseling. The bills' provisions on abortion coverage are far murkier.

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Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Spelling Cop wrote:
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Cannot is one word.
Or not.....

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/ab...

Both cannot and can not are acceptable spellings

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Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Open your eyes5 wrote:
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Because someone can not afford health care doesn't mean they don't work. Ever heard of medicare and ERs must treat everyone? You're already paying for people's health care. Even if a person is not working, who are you to judge or assume their reasoning for not?(Many young college students are not able to work therefor cannot afford their own insurance or the extremely high insurance of the institution they are attending. There are no other options for them such as medicare.) Shall we close our eyes and lower our heads to those in this situation? If you are a nurse as you say, you must have gone to school for years. We are all human beings blessed with the gift of life, the right to be healthy and cared for comes through God and human nature, not a pay check. We are the only money making core industrial country whom operates this way, when we will live up to our Allegiance "One Nation under God...with Liberty and Justice for ALL"?
Liberty and justice are rights.

Health care is not.

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Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

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Sep 18, 2009
 
foolzrushin wrote:
Allow consumers/businesses to buy insurance from any state, not just the state of residence, and you will see true competition and cost reduction instead of this 1100 page monstrosity.
Exactly.
Cpt O

Domsühl, Germany

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Lost Rights James Bovard wrote:
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Liberty and justice are rights.
Health care is not.
Wrong. Health care IS a right according to the U.S. Constitution.

Since: Feb 08

Nassau County

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Sep 18, 2009
 
Cpt O wrote:
It provides close to 50 million of our fellow citizens with health insurance.
Knock off about 20 million illegals, another couple of million who are between jobs, and the young and healthy and the # is about 10-12 million... now that's really woth close to a trillion dollars isn't it?

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