When will the USA have free and universal health care?
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When will the USA finally join the civilized world and mandate free, universal health care?  This is an obligation of any nation that can do so and an act of social justice towards the poor and those less fortunate.  Some will bicker and complain that we Americans cannot possibly afford such a thing.  Ridiculous!  We can do it and we must, even if it means taxing big business and the rich.  Why should those who have more shirk their responsibility to society? 

Bob
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#2
Hopefully never.  :)

The answer is to get health care costs down, not to pass on high costs to others. 
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Robb Wrote:When will the USA finally join the civilized world and mandate free, universal health care?  This is an obligation of any nation that can do so and an act of social justice towards the poor and those less fortunate.  Some will bicker and complain that we Americans cannot possibly afford such a thing.  Ridiculous!  We can do it and we must, even if it means taxing big business and the rich.  Why should those who have more shirk their responsibility to society? 

Bob

Health care is free and universal. Emergency rooms will refuse no emergency.

Stealing is wrong. Whose money would you take to pay for this?
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ONeill Wrote:
Robb Wrote:When will the USA finally join the civilized world and mandate free, universal health care?  This is an obligation of any nation that can do so and an act of social justice towards the poor and those less fortunate.  Some will bicker and complain that we Americans cannot possibly afford such a thing.  Ridiculous!  We can do it and we must, even if it means taxing big business and the rich.  Why should those who have more shirk their responsibility to society? 

Bob

Health care is free and universal. Emergency rooms will refuse no emergency.

Stealing is wrong. Whose money would you take to pay for this?

Why, the taxpayers, of course. After all, it's not our money.
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We need universal health care to protect the underprivileged and less fortunate from sickness and suffering.  It is the mark of any society in the way they treat their disadvantaged people.  Why is the USA the only nation in the developed world not to have universal health care?  Because we are a nation which is controlled by greedy bankers and business men along with the upper middle classes and their desire to maintain their own wealthy lifestyle which is built upon the backs of those less fortunate.

We need universal health care and we can get it too.  All we need to do is tax 56% of the wealth out of the top 2% of the population and that should give us what we need to make a better, more workable America.  These people have had it so good for so long.  Why then should they not share their wealth with those less fortunate then them?

Is that not what the Lord Jesus calls us to do?
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Robb Wrote:We need universal health care to protect the underprivileged and less fortunate from sickness and suffering.  It is the mark of any society in the way they treat their disadvantaged people.  Why is the USA the only nation in the developed world not to have universal health care?  Because we are a nation which is controlled by greedy bankers and business men along with the upper middle classes and their desire to maintain their own wealthy lifestyle which is built upon the backs of those less fortunate.

We need universal health care and we can get it too.  All we need to do is tax 56% of the wealth out of the top 2% of the population and that should give us what we need to make a better, more workable America.  These people have had it so good for so long.  Why then should they not share their wealth with those less fortunate then them?

Is that not what the Lord Jesus calls us to do?

The Lord Jesus would probably tell the underprivledged to signup for Medicaid.

(this assertion is not backed up by any verifiable evidence)
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#7
"There is no such thing as free [healthcare]."

It will be empowering the government to make the decision who lives, dies or is treated and allowed to malinger.

There is nothing "civilized" about having the State holding one in the state of perpetual childhood/dependence.

Those "civilized" countries have abysmal cancer survival rates for example, just because of how efficient the respective governments are in making health care decisions.

All I have to do is look at the California budget process, the DMV or any other government agency to say "No way."
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#8
I think the government should manage our healthcare when we can trust it to make decisions regarding who deserves treatment and who deserves to live. In other words, at the same time that we can trust it to administer the death penalty in a fair manner.
In other words, never.

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#9
All the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.
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WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote:All the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.

LOL - perfect!
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