9/20/2007

I have One Eyebrow Raised

So, the solution to the problems with US health care is to legally require all of us to buy health insurance?

According to a leading presidential candidate: "a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but [he or she] rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system." (quoting the article, not the person)

Guess which one!

Come on guess. Really, make a mental guess and then read this article to see how you did.

3 comments:

AngiesMomMo said...

She has such a way with words. Blah, blah, blah.

Anonymous said...

So every American will have to purchase insurance, but how? She stated there will be programs to help people that can't afford insurance. Heck, don't we have that now? And how many working people will choose not to pay for insurance if they can get it paid by someone else. My own daughter with a family chooses not to pay for insurance from her paycheck because it will cost $800 each month. $800 each month, how many people can afford that? Mrs. Clinton needs to rethink how her universal health care plan will be affordable for everyone. Signed, Aunt Kathy

Ness said...

If everyone had to buy health insurance there is a good chance rates would go down because the insurance carriers would have a larger population to spread the risk over there by reducing the cost for everyone. Then when someone has something as devasting as cancer they hopefully would not have to worry about their rates going up too much. However government run Universal Healthcare would be a disaster. I have one word for you..."Medicare", need I say more. If so I would be glad to debate. With that said it would also help if Americans got off of their lazy butts and took a walk or something. You know who I am talking about those people that feel a pill or surgery should fix all of their problems. The same people that think their problems are because of somebody else and not the fact they have no self-control and everyone should be bending over backwards to help them out. These are the same people that get mad because companies want healthcare to cost more for smokers than non-smokers (hello, smoking causes too many ailments to name.) The same people that ride motorized shopping carts around the grocery store not because they are handicapped but because they are obese(try walking, you may lose weight and then you would not need to tool around on the jazzy). I need to stop now or I could go on all night.