Health Care Debate - Salt Lake City, UT

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katie dixon

Atlanta, GA

#1 Sep 27, 2009
it is good and certainly better than the rest or no change at all

Riverton, UT

#2 Sep 27, 2009
Obama is the man.
B. Challier

Corona, CA

#3 Sep 30, 2009
I believe that everyone should have access to health care and that it should be financed by our tax money, instead of building bombs and guns with it.

Dana Point, CA

#4 Sep 30, 2009
[QUOTE who="B. Challier"]I believe that everyone should have access to health care and that it should be financed by our tax money, instead of building bombs and guns with it.
Bert[/QUOTE]I agree, everyone should be albe to have health benefits, but your 'instead' comments is ignorant. It's not healthcare 'instead' of bombs and guns that's the issue... But, for example, as one of my objections:we should not be penalized by having to pay taxes on our benefits that we receive from our employer, nor should the government through taxation pay for everyone's healthcare. You go ahead and give every dime (or most of it) to the government then, and let them decide for you how to spend your pay check for you.. I'd rather decide how to spend my own pay check (unlike democrats) and paying/donating my paycheck to go to pay for socialised medicine is not an option for me. we need to look at the health systems first and see the vast amount of money being wasted by all the middle men. We need to look of standardization of the HMO system as it is done now...our HMO systems are a mess and the administrators keep getting paid for making the messes]
Jon B

Pattani, Thailand

#5 Oct 3, 2009
it is bodering on "socialism".

Dana Point, CA

#6 Oct 8, 2009
Jon B wrote:
it is bodering on "socialism".
Yeah, YOU get it. Democratic party is not what it used to be and should not get confused with democracy. We are about 1/2 inch away from living in a socialistic society because people THINK quick fixes (share and share alike/everything yours,mine,etc, belongs to common interest)will solve the problem. That's not a system this country was built on and it's unconstitutional
I_Heart_Conserva tives

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Oct 17, 2009
Just because you and I feel the need to help out those with no health insurance, it does not give us the right to force everyone else to pay into public health care.
I_Heart_Conserva tives

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Oct 17, 2009
Jon B wrote:
it is bodering on "socialism".
Anytime you take the will of a small majority and force the rest of society to live by their morals, it is Socialism. Socialism is based on 51% majority rule.

The American federal government was based on representative government. how those representatives were put into office was left up to the state. However, at the federal level, it take 75% of the states' votes to get an amendment to the constitution, so America is NOT, and never has been a "democracy."

America is a "super-majority Republic." We vote in representatives, and then the representatives need a super-majority to get a law through. With the filibuster, it takes 60% super-majority, and with Constitutional Amendments, it also takes 75% consent from the states to make any changes.

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Oct 22, 2009
Healthcare should be more privatized, not less. Government can't run anything it touches. NO Government involvement in healthcare. Since you ask get rid of medicaid and medicare.

Ivins, UT

#10 Oct 26, 2009
It very costly. It will raise taxes in a recession and it is forcing us into socialism. If they want to treat the uninsured, then they should work out a program just for them and not force everyone into it.

Ivins, UT

#11 Oct 26, 2009
PattyD wrote:
Healthcare should be more privatized, not less. Government can't run anything it touches. NO Government involvement in healthcare. Since you ask get rid of medicaid and medicare.
That is true. Trusting government with health care is like trusting Bernie Madoff with your portfolio.
Patti Bateman

Woods Cross, UT

#12 Nov 5, 2009
The US is on the verge of bankruptcy now! We owe China trillions of dollars. We can NOT afford this bill. Not to mention the fact that government has never run a successful business it its history! Do you really want to gamble that they will be successful this time?
51MajorityRuleIs Immoral

Salt Lake City, UT

#13 Nov 5, 2009
Public health care is nothing more than a bunch of people forcing everyone else to support their cause. Not even a small majority of 51% justifies this behavior. For this ridiculous idea of forcing everyone to pay into public health care to be more morally acceptable, it needs a super majority of the people's support. . . . you know, something like 90%.

Pearland, TX

#14 Nov 6, 2009
ok so when heath care comes into an argument you say the government shouldnt get involved but you would have the government get involved in a bunch of other parts of you life like what you can put in your body what you can grow natuarly wheather you can have a gun and every other part of your lives you let them ban smoking from bars you people have lost sight of whats important heath care isnt the enemy the people tryin to keep heath care from those who cant get it beacuase of not enough income of pre-existing conditions are the enemy if you really cared about the government getting into your lives you would decriminalize all drug use you would tell your local governments to shove there smoking laws up there ass and you would take down these monnopolizing middle men of heath insurance trying to make pofit off of illness and death

id rather die on my feet then live on my knees

West Jordan, UT

#15 Nov 15, 2009
there are better options to make healthcare cheaper. But the healthcare bill is about running every aspect of our lives. Those who have read it, oppose it.

United States

#17 Nov 23, 2009
I am paying a small fortune for critical care insurance which means if I end up in a hospital I won't end up homeless but I wouldn't be able to see a doctor to keep me out of the hospital and almost all of the insurance policies I've seen are all really high deductable.

Riverton, UT

#18 Nov 23, 2009
Obama is THE MAN!

Long Live OBAMA!

United States

#19 Nov 27, 2009
I don't think the healthcare proposal as it niow stands will be good for anyone. The federal goverment shouldn't be in control of Healthcare, just look at medicare. I think that anyone with out healthcare should be in the medicare system. But if this healthcare plan passes then I think that President Obama, the Senate, and Congress and their families should be made to use the public option.
Utah Fit

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 Dec 9, 2009
Take yourself out of the colorful and protected neighborhoods and view humankind on the other side of the tracks...are we all really that far removed?

Salt Lake City, UT

#21 Dec 23, 2009
The government cannot do it better than the private sector. Go to the DMV if you want to know what govt run health care would be like

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