An open question regarding health care…


 

A few questions to ponder…

1. How would you rate the quality of health care in the United States?

2. Do you feel that quality health care is available to everyone?

3. Do you think that health care costs are exorbitant?

4. How do you feel about the Affordable Health Care Act?

5. Do you think that a socialized health care system for all would work in the United States?

I am trying to get a feel for what people are thinking about health care in the United States.   Please comment and let me know your thoughts.

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4 responses to “An open question regarding health care…”

  1. Barneysday says :

    Health care in the US is a fiasco. We are 47th in the world overall, and the last ” civilized” country without national care. We are a joke to the world, and deservedly so.

  2. Tea Party Slayer says :

    My take is that we have an inefficient, wasteful form of “socialized medicine” now, as people don’t pay into the system, then jump in when emergencies occur, driving up the costs for everyone. I thought the public option was a good idea, but when the moderates killed that at the outset, Obamacare was a solid alternative. The parts that are in place are already working as evidence by the impressive declines in uninsured young people in the 2 year life of the bill. It’s a no brainer that costs will be curtailed if you require 30 plus million people to pay into the system, healthy or not, utilizing healthcare exchanges to encourage competition. This shared responsibility would’ve made costs and care more stable for everyone. But GOP has made the term “share” a toxic word. As usual, Obama was pragmatic, getting what he could passed for the good of the country, but to his own political peril, as the meat of the bill takes effect late. Quite frankly, though I’m a capitalist, Canadian/European style socialized medicine would’ve been fine with me, but certainly unrealistic in 2009-10. As you know, I’m a guy who believes government has played a positive role in advancing and opening up capitalism to the wide population,as opposed to a select few. I view healthcare as a collective need for survival, along the lines of the need for protection from enemy combatants; as opposed to a purchase decision or choice. Therefore, similar to military protection, I have no problem with government providing that service. I figure my taxes would go up, but that capitalism would be improved for everyone because we’d have more economic consistency and stability, and freedom from financial catastrophe.

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