Maybe I’m naive and ignorant, but it doesn’t seem like that much of a bad thing. I mean, hey, it’s not like I’m going to be able to afford health care once I leave my parents’ house.posted over 5 years ago
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there are a lot of bad things about this reform. obviously it’s better than what we’ve got now…but still. And they’ve stuck other completely non-related things into the bill. The government kinda only does that when they’re trying to hide something so….its not as great as it seems…posted over 5 years ago
babysteps..they cant give you alot of changes at once…the people in the government are too rigid to changeposted over 5 years ago
I agree with AsianGoddess about baby steps. Unfortunately it’s possible it could get seem to get worse before it gets better, because we can make so few changes at a time and we’re going to have this strange, dysfunctional mix of old and new for a while.
I wish it were possible we could just skip right ahead to a full universal health care system. That’s what they have in Japan; I don’t pay any insurance except for the normal taxes that get taken out of my paycheck every month. Due to a severe cough and a cracked rib I recently I saw a doctor four times, got two weeks’ worth of prescription meds, and got a urine test, a blood test, and a chest xray for something like $60 total. If I were back in the US, that set of procedures might very well have eaten my entire paycheck, either from trying to pay my regular insurance rates (and then my provider probably would have thought up some way not to cover me for it) or by not having coverage and having to pay out of pocket.posted over 5 years ago
i guess i’m kinda tore up about this! i work in the meidical center w/ thousands of dr.‘s and they’re real upset about it!! yesterday one of my coworkers and a dr and i were talkin about it, and he is pissed off!! he was saying something lk they’re gonna take a 20% cut from they’re pay checks cuz of all the medicare patients, so he was saying he didn’t go to school all those years to get paid minimum wage! So i guess now that i’ve gotten dr.‘s point of views it kin’da sucks, cuz they’re not too happy about it, so they’ll prolly b in shitty ass moods, not even doing they’re job right!posted over 5 years ago
the doctors wont be paid minimum wage. they might make a small amount less than normal, but making 60-100 grand a year isnt comparable to minimum wage. personally if i have to give up a little to cover the poor, I’m not losing any sleepposted over 5 years ago
I go to school in Iowa and there are a lot of people really pissed off about this. Most Iowans are conservative and are very against “Obamacare”. I don’t like getting involved in politics (mostly because you can argue and argue but you’ll never change anybody’s mind) so all I can say is that it’s not wrong to want everybody to have access to health care. Morally, it’s a good idea.
I also think it’s great that I can stay under my parents insurance until I’m 26 and that women cannot be denied health insurance.
I know a few people who are dropping out of medical school because of this health care bill and I think that’s a stupid idea. Doctors are still going to make a lot of money, and the highest paid doctors are all in private practice anyway.posted over 5 years ago
i agree with everything you said, and i like to point out that if you are becoming a doctor solely for the money, then good riddance.posted over 5 years ago
^agreed. my doctor at home is a lovely woman who has refused to take my checks before. she is personally invested in her patients and treats them like family.posted over 5 years ago
Nothing is “free.” The health care that one person might not be paying for someone else is paying for. And forcing people to purchase insurance? There’s a reason many say it’s unconstitutional. This health care bill is just another facet of the disastrous socialist experiment of a narcissistic, inexperienced president who is so busy being obsessed with himself and his image that he is governing against the will of the people.posted about 5 years ago
as great as it may sound, it’s not.
you think you’re gonna get quality healthcare? think again. sure, the reform can guarantee healthcare for everyone, but by no means is it going to be great. they’ll have to serve a ton of people constantly, which means a waiting game for you. and your sick grandparents? say goodbye, they’re not wasting resources to keep old and ill people alive. not trying to be brutal, but it’s the truth.
IMO, if they really want to help people, they should include dental care in the reform. that accounts for many heart problems, and i know for sure that most people do not have good dental insurance. my dad works for the government and we have crappy rates, pretty much paying full price for everything. the only person i know to have good dental insurance is my boyfriend’s family, and his dad works for raytheon.posted about 5 years ago
I say no.. The main reason i don’t approve is something Obama said “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure everyone else has a chance.” It just kind of clicked in my head that it wasn’t right when he said that. I’m not at all against the helping out other people part. I think it’s great, in fact, I plan to spend a good chunk of my life helping people in bad situations. But taking the decision away from people of what the money they earn goes toward is unconstitutional. The health care bill has been challenged by several states so I doubt it will go through anyway…posted about 5 years ago
With the way the insurance is set up.. my cousin who has spino bifida (i don’t think that’s how you spell it but whatever). He will have limit on what the doctors can do for him because of the insurance. In other words, if something bad happens and he has had too many procedures in a given time, he will not receive anymore treatment. He is incapable of doing things for himself because this condition effect his brain. He’s been this way since birth. He is a perfectly sweet boy and should not have to die just because he was born like this.posted about 5 years ago
I don’t understand most Americans and they cold war ideas of socialism and communism taking over the US. Universal healthcare means you don’t have to worry that you’ll be left to die if something disastrous happened to you. Sure, there are going to be tax hikes but I think its worth it to know I’ll be secure. There are a lot of people who can’t afford insurance at the current rates and insurance companies deny coverage for preexisting conditions or just don’t let you buy insurance from them. So where is someone with heart problems going to get help? I’ve had good insurance coverage because my mom’s work place provides it but my mom had a stroke and suddenly ran up over $100,000 in bills. If we didn’t have insurance what would we do? I guess my mom wouldn’t recieve any therapy so she can walk again or even talk again. My mom’s company is paying for our insurance until next year and after that we’re going to get the san francisco public healthcare. Thank god I live in san francisco or else how would we pay for insurance when my mom isn’t working and all the kids are in school? I can’t believe America is so stubborn and backwards when Canada, Great Britain, and so many other countries have universal healthcare for so long already.
Oh and people complain about the long lines if we had public healthcare. Well, long lines is better than no line for you to get in so you don’t die. Also, if you are wealthy enough, you can still buy private insurance so you don’t have to wait in line.
NOTE: doctors in great britain still make a lot of money…posted about 5 years ago