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Universal Health Care for All We can take care of ourselves
Debate Score:210
Arguments:148
Total Votes:217
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Health Care - Should it be universal, government ran?

The United States health care has been a controversial issue for decades. Currently, some people are covered under government health plans through programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many of the rest receive health care through their employer, or through private insurance for which they have to pay out of their own pockets. But about 40 million people in the USA do not have health insurance at all. 

Should we have universal health care?

Tell me what you think.

You need to pick a position and post your opinion. Then you will respond to at least 2 other postings. Remember to give a clear and educated debate. You may reference the internet and your brace map.

Universal Health Care for All

Side Score: 135
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We can take care of ourselves

Side Score: 75
5 points

I feel that Universal Health Care for All is the best decision to make. We see that Canadians are living so great, there health is so great. Americans health is horrible! Maybe if all of us had health care, we can live 3 years longer. Maybe now the people that fall down accidently and cut themselves can have somewhere to get stitches. Accidents happen. How would you feel if you fell down, broke a hand, and living in a one room appartment with three kids. You wouldnt have no money to pay for a 10,000 dollar hospital bill or even more! where would your kids end up? what do you do next? People that have health insurance do not think of people that do not have health insurance. Life takes you different directions, and not all of us wind up becoming rich and being able to even afford health care! If we never try this universal health care, we will never know if it could work or not.. we will be living with that what if for our rest of our short lifes......

Side: Universal Health Care for All
nicole2112(3) Disputed
2 points

you're right... if we try universal healthcare it might make things for americans way better!

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I agree the United States of America has to have the wort healthcare.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree there needs to be a way to have health care so we can live without care

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Universal Health Care should be approved for all citizens of America. Being the greatest Nation in the world and yet to be behind 37 other countries in regards of health care, is flat out unacceptable to me as it should be to every one in this country.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Yeah I agree with you they need a Healh Care. That's kind of weird that don't have it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
javgarcia45(2) Disputed
1 point

its not wierd of you dont have health care becuse you might not have enough money or mabey they are not a citizen of the united states

Side: We can take care of ourselves
3 points

I agree with you, it is very unacceptable. We should have universal health care. Its just best for all. Hope the governement understand and stop being greedy

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

yes i agree with miguel.because evrybody should need to have health care

Side: Universal Health Care for All
lilfigueroa(3) Disputed
1 point

I'm with this guy because we have to have insurance or something that can help us.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
jacmartinon(5) Disputed
2 points

But we can't right now. I mean your right I agree e do need it. But when sometimes w e do have it we don't use it correctly. you know?

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I agree with you. Its true we are behind so many other countries when it come to health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree. Our country is the best in the world, yet we can't give free Health Care to the people that need it. It is a disgrace to our Nation that there can't and may not be anything done about the people that depend on us everyday.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Yes! I really agree with this. If this is the biggest nation, well that gives the U.S. another reason for having universal health care insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

i agree with her because the U.S should have enough money to give all of us health care insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree with you, every citizen should be aprove for insurance

Side: Universal Health Care for All
selgutierrez(3) Disputed
1 point

I think you are right. I feel the same way. Universal health care should be approved so everyone that needs it can stop getting rejected

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

It should be aprroved for the people of America. It's the greatest nation in the world. And it doesn't have Health Care, that's not cool at all. They should have Health Care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with you.

America is "the country of freedom"

We should have the freedom to do stupid things and get hurt and have free health care.

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Side: Universal Health Care for All
Avendesora(3) Disputed
2 points

yes but thats just wasting money which kind of got us where we are....

Side: We can take care of ourselves
BSBurkhalter(3) Disputed
1 point

Health care is not "free" in Canada. The tax payers of their country pay for their health care. Are your parents not constantly complaining about taxes? People say they are willing to have free health care, but few are willing to pay more taxes. It is an illusion that health care would ever be totally free.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I agree. If we want to fall down a flight of stairs, break our arms, or do something to get hurt. Either way we make that decision an as citizens of this "FREE" country, we should be able to be taken care of. Some think that because they pay taxes that they should have a say whether or not people get free Health Care. Well guess what those people pay the same amount of taxes as you do and there is no difference.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

yes i agree. evrybody needs healthcare. If they dont have healthcare its a big trouble for them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree because it would mean paying out of pocket and that may not be possible for some. It could also mean living with sickness, or with what could be cured.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
nicole2112(3) Disputed
2 points

I agree, other countries have better healthcare than we do...

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

i agree. America is the greatest nation in the world yet many people have no health insurance. Its not right that there are alot of people that dont have health insurance. America has many great things yet health care for everyone isnt one of them? Its not right at all

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with the health carer.I think everyone should have healthcare because they need it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

People pay taxes, groceries, house bill, light bill, water bill, and AC/Heater bill. They barely have enough money to pay this and then we have to pay for health care. The government should pay because more than 35.9 percent of Americans below the poverty in poverty including 12.9 million children. That's almost 40 percent that can't afford health care. I can understand if the government raises the taxes but at least everyone will have health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

That is true, people have too many bills to have an extra one to pay. This is not fair for the people that do not have that much money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I think there should be health care for all. It's nice to know that you will have help to pay a hospital bill if you break your leg or whatever else you break. I mean when you break a leg or arm you can't work. So how are you going to get the money to pay that hospital bill? I know there are some jobs out there that still pay you even if your out sick, but what about those that don't? What are they goig to do? So that's why I think there should be health care for all.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Everyone needs healthcare so it should be approved for everyone.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Of course it SHOULD be approved for all, but it is not. Which is the problem with the greedy insurance companies.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Then why not get rid of them and let the government take it over.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
david55(5) Disputed
0 points

Then why not get rid of them and let the government take it over.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

yes they do need health care and you are right about everyone being approved

Side: Universal Health Care for All
juasoriano(3) Disputed
1 point

If we approve everyone that will only make things worse, because we would have to raise every aspect of our societies. Some areas will have to do with less and this could cause more problems along the road.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
KarenSharen(3) Disputed
1 point

Everyone does need it, but I guess that takes count in the American Dream. You'd think Universal Health care is free too, and that our national expenses will stay unchanged, and everything will remain constant, but they're not going to.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

Okay, so we need to fix the healthcare system and this seems to be the best way to fix it. So for those of you that say we shouldn't use Universal Healthcare what's your reasoning? If you say it could be like Canada or Britain, where they supposedly wait for months(which they themselves denie) we probably have way for doctors so the supply most definatly meets the demand. And for those of you that say the economies rough, it's not anymore so get over yourselves. Plus we already pay a lot of taxes so what's one more tax for the healthcare system. If we have a better system it means more money for us because we don't have to pay so much for medicine and doctor visits and we just pay like $50-$100 for the tax. Plus there will be more jobs and money to go around. And to those of you who say we already have to big a debt we have to spend money to get out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I believe that universal health care is better than government run because for one many people don't like the fact that the government controls some of our things so what's the point of giving them the authority to run it for us? Another reason why is because many people also don't have enough money to pay for it and some people are denied health care for idiotic reasons which just puts them in a bad situation.If everyone gets health care then it's problem solved!!! Let's face it the government isn't going to nake things any better it'll just make it worse.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

i never really payed attention to the whole health care stuff. But now that im learning about it and the concequenses to not having it made me understand that its really important. I think the government should pay more attention to health issues than other stuff. yayy for health :)

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with you. I really didn't care. Or not care but I never really worried and knew what ws going on with health insurance. Now, that we are learning about it. I care alot more. & I am worried about it. The government should have pay more attention and they should have done something about this years ago.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Yeah me too.Politics just get annoying whenever they constantly discuss something for months and don't do anything about it.I just hope Obama legalizes free health care.I'm sure we'll be better off that way. It seems like it has much more benefits than problems.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

The government should pay more attention seeing as they're suppose to be the one's looking out for citizens. It's funny how greedy the world's become, and no one wants to be out any money even if it saves a life. The Health System does need to be fixed, but it also needs to have a set of rules about what they will and what they won't pay for. For example~ Paying for Cancer treatment, and not paying for Plastic Surgery just because someone want's to change their nose. It should only pay for that which is an actual medical need, not just whims people have.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Europe has a lower crime rate in part to the people not having to worry about money. Yes they may have to pay more taxes but it comes out that they pay less than we do for health care. Now saying this would you like to pay less for better health care or pay more for not as good health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think every one should have health insirance no matter what but the pricess are so high some people dont got the money to be paying for it, it would be good if they would lower it so evyer one would have it becuase is really inporatnt specially in big accidents or sometimes when a person gets really sick they need medication and most of the time is really expencive.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree that healthcare i necessary and it is important to be aware that even having health insurance their are still certain things that may not be covered by your insurance provider.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think we should all have Universal Health Care because it would really help because of the economy these days. Most people can't afford health care or able to go to the hospital for an emergency. It would provide us to take better care for ourselves and our families. For example, if someone had cancer and didn't have no money, they would not survive because they're not taking care of it. With this universal health care, it would be a good opportunity to save lives.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think universal should be it. Because we all are together here and no one should be alone. It's not fair for some one to get it and not the others. Universal Health is better, makes it fair because everyone is in it!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

yes..the insurance companies and the government should stop being greedy. i know saving money is good but the companies should do their best to privide their costumers with the help they say thet are going to provide.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

The Government are the people that want Universal Health Care. It is the insurance companies that gobble your money on simple little things.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think health care should be universal. Theres alot of people that dont have the money to go to the doctor. And they need to get treatment. In my opinion it shoul be universal. because when its not some people die because they dont get the treatment they need. everybody derserves to live and get treated. They should make it universal. And take care of everybody.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that the United States should have a universal health care plan because more American's would be covered and receive better health services. I do believe that the health care plans should have some options on coverage. That way no one is limited to one type of care plan. With affordable coverage for Americans and good services offered, each person would get the help they needed. It is better if the government ran the health care system instead of the corporate giants because they don't provide great services and disapprove many requests for services. They are only interested in profits.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that if there was at least a standard health care system for all americans and then the kind you could pay for to get priority or exceptional care that would be better that way every one at least had somekind of coverage or protection when it comes to their health. That way if the average joe with standard free health care needs a leg splint or something simple all the little stuff is free and then if the average joe needs like heart surrgery he has to pay for that. at a cheaper cost.

Rachael

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that it's plausible for every American to have health insurance at not cost (if one can't afford it) because I believe a lot of people simply don't go to the doctor because they can't afford it and over time I do believe that heart problems kill. Which is sad because if America is supposed to be the land of the Brave and the home of the free, Why don't we all health insurance? Every American deserves to feel safe and secure within there own home and not get proper health care simply because they feel that they can't afford it but it does make sense to pay for something if you can afford it but not everyone can afford to pay such heavy bills when they are barely making ends meet. Not everyone needs a free ride...

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think every one should get health care because its our health and some of us cant pay for it so we need some help getting it. We cant get it because we are to much of a high risk to diseases or other injuries

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree with you. Everybody needs to get health care. Alot of people can't pay for it or dont have enough for it. That why we need help. The more we wait the greater the chance is that our diseases can get bigger.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree also. What if you break your leg and you go to the hospital to get a cast. That is going to cost you a fortune to just get it fixed. If you go outside of America where health care is simple and run by the government. It probably wouldn't have costed you a dime.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree as well its hard enough if your injuried and unable to work but if its also a bit of the governments responsbility you should be abl eto get the help that you need. Also if your injuried and can't work if you don't work you don't get money and if you don't get money then you can't pay for the things you need the most i mean they could at leasy do it like it was a loan and then have you pay it back later when your able to they could even set up a system for it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that the Uniersal Health Care should care for all. Everybody needs all the help they can get and your health is something that is most important to someone. Not knowing if they are going to have enough to pay for something they really need must be the scariest thing. SOme people have already die because of health insurance not being able to help pay or pay a surgery. Are we suppose to just keep letting people die so we can save money? It's time to care. No matter who you are. How you live or how much money you have.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Having Universal Health Care would lift off so much weight off our shoulders. The fees that we pay to just have a baby is really expensive. While in Europe, having a baby is absolutely free. There is no chargre, you have the baby and you walk out the hospital. Also the prescriptions in Europe are 10 dollars. It doens't matter how many pills you need. It will always be around 10 dollars. In the United States, the cost of prescriptions can range up to 90 dollars for just 10 pills! That is pathetic! Having Universal Health Care would improve the lifes of many american citizens that don't have health care or struggle to pay the bills that they have thrown at them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Obviously most people have picked that we all get universal health care. And I agree with them. The reason for that is that we all know that in society we have different class levels. The rich and the poor. Of course the rich would always be able to pay for there own health care and thats the kind of people that the governments should charge to have health care the onces that they know that can pay for it. Like the poor not haveing so much money and haveing harder jobs have a bigger chances of haveing health problems. So I believe its people like that, that should not be charged. Because we are all people and just how you wish you could be helped when you need it a lot of other people would like the same. We should all have mercy for the other people even if we dont know them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

A great example of why we need a Universal Health Care in America. Because Americans simply can not afford health care any more. For those who have health insurance they are often left out, due to the health insurance companies in the private sector trying to save money.Universal Health Care should be approved for all citizens of America. Being the greatest Nation in the world and yet to be behind 37 other countries in regards of health care, is flat out unacceptable to me as it should be to every one in this country.

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Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Universal Health Care. Alot of people in the world like in Canada and the UK have never known a life without free health care. Yet companys make millions off people. Due to these high cost people have somthing that can almost be considered a fear of doctors and hospitals. I believe that not just Americans but the world should find some sort of way so this fear is a thing of the past. And with the money we dont spend on medical bills we can spend on other things and to help reset the economy to get out of this resecsion

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree! Everyone in America need to have Health Care. Many of the people living here don't have money to pay all the costs for hospitals and medicines. I just want the government to stop being greedy and help everyone with having health care. The government should just make sure that there isn't a catch to everything that they want to approve. There's always a catch when giving something to our nation.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I too agree.If we had health care,we may have to wait a bit longer in order to get medical attention,but better late than never.More and more people are dying each year without health insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that everyone should be able to have health insurance because there are people that can't afford health care. Those people usually try not to get sick because they can't afford to go to a hospital and play. Other times people do have health insurance ,but end up not paying for it because it is so expensive. They should give everyone health care at a low cost that everyone will be able to pay for. I think this way people that are poor Will be able to go and have better health.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree, not everyone has the money to be paying for health insurance. There should be a way to help everyone get health insurance at a low cost.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

It should be universal because a lot of people don't have health care and it can cause a lot of people to die because they can't afford to go to the hospital and get checked and get there injuries fixed.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

America is one of the greatest nations and for them to be having a healthcare issue is just plain sad. they should have this settled and be concentrating on ither things. Universal healthcare should be the way to go since some people can't afford their own

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I completely agree, this is supposed to be a good, smart country but our health care system is one of the worse and we definitely need to fix that and start giving people the medical care they need.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
KarenSharen(3) Disputed
1 point

The United States was based on the principle of being different. The point of the Pilgrims traveling to America in 1620 was to be independent from anything European based. It was a point made at the beginning of American history. Healthcare will only create more issues in the long run. It only seems like an easy out right now, because it is.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

i really did not care much about the whole thing of health care stuff. Now that i am learning about the whole thing in my health class , it got me to understand how important health care is all about . I really think they should pay more attention to the health carew.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think we should all have universal insurance because not all of us can afford the other insurances. I also think no one should make money from sick people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think this response is best not everyone can afford the things they need and sometimes it's not even their fault that they can't afford it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

All Americans should have universal health care. This is America, the greatest nation in the world, yet many people out there dont have any healthcare. That is just not right, universal heathcare should be approved.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I belive that we should have universal health care it only seems right cause it wouldn't really be fair if the government provided health insurance for a few people and no one else. Also it seems that a lot of people are helping out in the war and stuff it would only be fair to give that person and their family something for the survice that they are providing to this country. I mean its the same for the old people like my grandmother and grandfather both had police escort and they were able to pay for their funerals pick out their coffins. We didn't really have to worry about all the expanses that you usually have to worry about.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Universal Health Care should be approved for all citizens of America. If we're all about the 'People' and we're all are supposed to be 'equals', then how come we cant have equal health benefits?? I dont see why anyone wouldnt want to help a living person thats having health issues or even dying; it doesnt seem fair that us as a 'community' should let others suffer just over money and the selfishness of the health insurance companies..

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree because they say we are all one so why can't we all be one and have a universal health insurance?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Yes, I think that we should that way everyone can be properly taken care of equally. I didn't use to have health insurance and it was very hard for us to see the doctor when we didn't and now that we have CHIP I can see the doctor whenever I need to.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe we should have it universal, but it has to be to a reasnable way. Not to were we can hurt our selfs and its free, cause thats just to much money put in waste. If we hurt ourselfs and its a reasnable price to pay, then we should just pay our self. But Health Care is important, cause people may need the help one day, and if they have no money that still not a good reason to die. People sometimes don't choose for things to be so expencive, so Health Care can save lifes universaly.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think the Universal Health Care for everyone is a really good idea. People who can't afford it, and others who don't have it, will after the government passes it. It will help out everyone and insurance is very important for everyone's health. Getting check ups by doctor is very important, so you can know if everything is functioning correctly and if you need any type of health. Universal Health Care is a very good idea.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that health insurance should be universal. The reason I believe in this is because health should not be something to be making profit off of. Our country should come together and have each others back. Just because I think that we should have universal heath does not mean that for every doctors visit you have should be payed for by the insurance if it is just a check up or anything really simple then the person should pay for it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

everyone needs healthcare and need that protection in life what happends if something happends and they dont have anymoney

Side: Universal Health Care for All
juasoriano(3) Disputed
1 point

What happens is that they die and create anew job to fill, what do you do when something of yours breaks? You most likely replace it or get a new one. Why waste your time on something that you are going to have to "fix/"repair"?

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I think that our health care should be created and controlled by the government. Because then everybody would have health care, nobody would be denied. Sure, some would have to wait to have some treatments but it a whole lot better than having that feeling that there's nothing you can do cause of those greedy insurance companies.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Universal Health Care can really benefit alot of citizens in America. Some citizens, might have too many bills, to pay extra money for health care insurance. Some other people do not even have money too pay for the insurance. By providing Univeral health care insurance, then the government can actually help out the people and give them insurance for free.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that if they take Health Care away from people there is going to be a huge problem within our society. There are several people who are injured, getting hurt on the job, and having accidents, who do not have Health Care Insurance. The government is saying that it is going to be hard to pay for Health Care for people who can't pay for it on their own. They are there to set an example for our country not to deny people the right to their own Health Care. President Obama has made it a main priority to him for people to have free Health Care. We are in no position to debate or nullify the things that he has in mind. Without the free Health Care our country would be in turmoil.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Health care should be available to everyone. Its inhuman to turn your back on people just because they are sick. That is the reason we all need health care to help the sick so how can we help when they dont have good health care or enough money to pay for bad health care. We all need to come together to find something that will benefit every American in the United States and everyone else around the world.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think we all deserve Health care because we are all equal. Is not fair that some people can get help from the goverment and the others need to solve their health problems by their selfs. I think the goverment should give a equal amount of money to every family.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe you. Eveyone should have a right to receive free universal health care. The problem is greed, only giving a select amount free insurance. Everyone should have equal treatment in health care. Honestly, many poor people should have premium care, since many gets easily sick or hurt.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think health care should be universal since it can help tons of people, yeah there may be certain people that wont be able to pay alot of money for a simple surgery, but they should be able to get a chance to get heal or be helped by. This Health care should'nt rejected people cause they have something really severe, were all humans and deserve a good health care, im for it, but it should be easy to afford and really trustworthy.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Yes I agree, health care really helps a lot of people. In my prediction, about more than 50% of people can't afford for necessary surgery, so free health care really helps. In my opinion, health care organizations should not reject people, since they are helping the person and then say "Screw you, I'm out of here." That would be messed up, so free universal health care is needed to make the world a better place.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Universal Health Care for All is the way to go Because not that many people can afford these expensive monthly bills. Why would are own country want to reject CERTIAN people? How come some can , and some can get treated? Why are we doing this? Money? I think that the government should make it for everybody so we can all get treated equally. After all this America........ If Canada Can get Free Health Care, Then why cant we as well?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
selgutierrez(3) Disputed
1 point

I agree with you. We need health care. Its not fair how the government could basically say "your going to die" & not care about it & live life like it wasn't their problem.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Universal is the way to go because everyone will benefit,yes there may be more taxes to pay but i think we can manage.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I'm for universal care i think we need something new & the governments health care is not good nor working. They reject everybody that truly needs it & thats not right so i think we need universal health care that won't reject anyone nor turn us down.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think the U.S does need Universal Health care because many people cannot pay for their health and it will make thiss country better for everyone. And if the U.S does approve Universal Healthcare it will be a role model for many other nations.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think they should have Universal Health Care for everyone, because theres some people that they dont have money at all but they really do need medical assistance or tratment for there ilness so they can be able to control it. Because most of the people die because they dont have money to get there medicine or to get medical assitance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that everyone should have free universal health care. The people living in Canada, England, especially France are living well, so why not America? The U.S is considered a global superpower, so why do they have bad health care. We know that it's crass to send a sick person out on the streets, especially if the person is at the point of dying. Doctors should stop caring for themselves and start caring for patients in a better way. By that, we need free universal health care for everyone.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Yes, countries like Sweden and UK do it and it ends up costing their governments far less than the US, the problem is there are far too many entrenched interests to make any progress.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I support your post because countries over there actually do cost less then over here in the U.S.A. and i believe that health care should be for everyone.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
lilfigueroa(3) Disputed
1 point

i support your post because its true that health insurance or care have to be for everyone no matter who you are.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Well I believe that everyone should get treated the same way no matter what skin tone, race, or nationality but i support universal health care. Not just that but everyone can pay or even afford the treatment because how the economy is going down and everyone is either getting laid off their job or they are loosing their jobs for downsizing. So if we could get universal and it be free that would help a lot of people out who don't have money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I feel as if its a great idea, the people shouldn't have to worry about dying because they can't afford to pay a hospital bill or pay the medication. We as american citizens should be able to live a less stress free life by not worrying about the money to pay for a hospital bill because the people are greedy and want money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

i think is good to have insurance because if you go to the hospital you don't have to play anything because the insurance would take care of it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

there's alot of people that need health care, and it would be alot easier if it would be free. it would also help these people with here other problems.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Health Care would be great, but as most things are it'll probably end up being abused. When people will no longer have to worry about paying for their own health services, they're going to begin getting procedures that are not necessarily needed such as plastic surgery just because they don't care for how they look. The real upside to Universal Heath Care would be that those unable to pay for procedures and care actually needed would be able to obtain them. I have a lot of cancer in my family, so I understand how important it is to get the care and treatment you need without waiting years to get the money, or not getting the money at all. So, honestly, I'm at an in-between state for yes or no to Universal Health Care. There's always a good and bad side to an argument so it's not a simple choice one can make to go for or against it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Well as you know this has been pretty new for me. Had no idea how HUGE this health insurance thing was. It must be hard for us, and for them. But the reason I say no,, or disagree is because right now were in a tough economy, and sometimes its just complicated to have health insurance for everybody.We may not have this health insurance, but we should be pretty grateful because at least we have hospitals, and most of the time depend on medicine unlike some foreign countries. We must have quite some patience, and if by a long period of time they don't do nothing about this , then thats when we as AMERICANS of the U.S.A come in. Thank you, AND don't mind if you disagree this is just my point of view so far, AND you know.. it can always change. But read my arguement, and think about it.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I totally agree with you...its hard for alot of people to pay for it right now. aleast wait untill the economy goes up

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I think healthcare should be cheap or no healthcare at all. people pay way to much for little problems that can take minutes to fix. its rediculous overpriced and people shouldn't need to afford that and cant afford it.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
david55(5) Disputed
2 points

What you are saying is you want cheep health care. What is cheeper than paying Ten percent of you check thats is way cheeper then the thounsands many people pay ever year. this also means the more you make the more it is so You still have more money to play with.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with you on that health care should not have to be so expesive this is not and item that we are talking about it is our health.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

The need for health care is obvious, but the need for overbearing insurance companies is not. While I do not believe that health care should be universal, I do believe that the insurance companies need to be harnessed. The insurance companies are the greedy, corrupt powerful leaders of the problem, when they are brought down, health care will be available. However, bringing down the insurance companies looks near to impossible. This may be merely wishful thinking.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
david55(5) Disputed
2 points

What you are saying is you want health care but not from a insurance company. If not form them then who from.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I think that everyone should have health care but to a lower price. There is people that just cant pay for health care thats why i think that health care should be cheaper.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
3 points

If what you say where to happen then I would change my mind. That is a good Idea, If they make health care affordable for everyone then that way people wouldn't get fined for not having it.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I think that's a great idea. If health insurance was affordable for everyone, then there wouldnt be no need of universal health care and everyone wouldnt be struggling to live a day longer.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

people wont have money to support this and the taxes will be very high n for a family who can berly get something to feed their children its going to be hard. not all people in the united states are legal so not all with get this

Side: We can take care of ourselves
rockyboy(48) Disputed
1 point

The American People have not read, nor understand the Health Care Bill, your statement is a good example of that. The Health Care Bill will be paid in a few different ways.1) Individuals that make $250,000 annually will be taxed hard for the health care bill. 2) The bill works like this. Example: A family of 3 has private insurance or insurance offered through an employer to cover the family at say $750.00 a month, the Federal Health Care can offer you the same health coverage for $700.00 a month. It is your choice. 3) A family of 3 that is low income making say $30,000.00 a year, their insurance will be a share of cost based on their income. Example $130.00 per month for a family of 3. Where is the money coming from? The taxes from the $250 thousand tax-payers will pay higher taxes, family will drop their private insurance companies and have lower insurance premiums with the federal H/I. The goal is to take the majority of the health insured away from the private health insurance companies and drive them out, so that American people can afford the same medical care that they were receiving before except at a lower cost to the American Public with a Federal offered Health Care system.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Our economy is in a bucket. if we need health care then we need it without the cost. i understand that they need money, but should it be so expensive? At least get cheaper. when your sick you don't need to think about how much it will cost at the end. Canada has free health care, england has free health care. so why don't we?

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I think that health care is to expensive I would rather pay everything myself, it saves me money and is a lot less harder for the doctors. Yes I do understand that we could end up getting a fine, but that fine is a cheaper that insureance.

Sergio Barraza, feb 17, 2010 period 5

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I believe that we should not have universal healthcare because then we would be more dependent.

But if their more doctors like the ones in 2020 then it would be easier for people with out universal

healthcare.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

i think the peaple can take care of themselves we dont need the government to take over our health care the peaple are the ones that know whats good for them or not if we leave it up to the government to take care of our health care they will take money from the peaple and we also dont need another thing that the government controls so i think it shouldnt be ran by the government

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

it shouldnt be government ran, it should be universal but not governmental...

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I think that we dont need Health Care because we can take care of ourselves and then people who can't afford to get that shouldn't get it. SO I think we are better off without Health Care.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
CourtneyA(3) Disputed
3 points

Thing is, if those who can't afford Health Care don't get any treatment what-so-ever, they will most likely die. It's true, we should try to take care of ourselves, but sometimes people need some assistance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I do not want to wait 6 or more months to get cured!!!!!Srry Obama your an awesome president ,but that crazy. That really cool that you want to help us ,but a waiting list is ridiculous.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

Well after watching the videos they show that universal is some what confusing sure is providing health care but at what cost. Why should we wait to get care until it is too late? I mean what if we had grocery insurance that means we could get whatever we want. We wouldn't get a dollar bag of chips we would get just a big big bag of chips. Insurance will get more developed and reasonable. There will be a rise to the economy possibly. The world is tough and we need to take care of ourselves if there is no one to help us.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I think you should take care of yourself. Their is to much dealing with insurance and it is so confusing. If you get insurance you will only be able to get the doctors that your insurance chooses from. In Canada they get insurance but it takes the clinics and hospitals along time to make appointments for them. If you want to go to which ever doctor you want to you should have the power of doing that. Health insurance is good for some people but it will probably harm the whole country if everybody gets insurance.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I don't think we should have universal health care, because when you get free money and it's not your money you spend it on anything. Like in Canada and Britain they have a lot of people lining up to go to the doctor, and it takes them a long time to actually get treated. So if we do have universal health care the doctor's office will be filled up, like, all the time.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

we have taken care of ourselves for several years so we can continue now.... the only reason we are having problems is because the price of everything has gone up they are denying health care to save money... all we need is one good recession to get things back to how we were and well be able to take care of ourselves easily again

Side: We can take care of ourselves
garyvandyke Disputed
3 points

Not everybody has taken care of themselfs. You might have but alot of people haven't, therefor they should have Health Care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
jacmartinon(5) Disputed
2 points

Well when you think about it its pretty hard job for them to.

we have to just put ourselves in their shoes.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
migcarcamo93(2) Disputed
2 points

This is a great example of why we need a Universal Health Care in America. Because Americans simply can not afford health care any more. For those who have health insurance they are often left out, due to the health insurance companies in the private sector trying to save money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
Avendesora(3) Disputed
2 points

We dont need universal health care.... the government has enough to do and it will probably just screw that up like the prices in this country.... if the health care companies would cooperate and let people with conditions have health care we would have more people in their company then that customer can pay the monthly fee and they will still keep a good amount of money... just because they have a previous condition since they know about it they wont really have to worry about a big sudden payment from not knowing about this condition.... the customers have more money now because they have health care which means they can afford to buy food and gas easier so we will be healthier which will lead to everyone getting along and people being able to afford things... lots of people are dying because they have expensive medicine they need and use up all their money on that so they lose their house cant pay for food or gas or their car..... if the health care companies would get along with the people then we wouldnt been in the mess were in and we wont have to worry about long lines of wait like in canada

Side: We can take care of ourselves
2 points

I agree with you. More than half the United States don't have the money to pay for health care, and I think its just aweful for what the government is doing to everyone. I myself do have health care, but I feel sorry for the people who don't. It's even harder for them to keep up with thier health at a low cost.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
codlyon(3) Disputed
2 points

I don't know if your family is taking care of itself just fine or not but many families can't even afford to go to the doctor or get insurance. And how are you even going to say we need another recession? No, offense but that's dumb, didn't you see whats happened the past year, millions of lost jobs, so much debt...

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

So true, the costs for medical insurance has gone up increasingly, and it's bound to affect the economy since its something everybody needs.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree everything is going up, what they should do is make that fine of not having insureance go away its only making things worse. Some people don't even go to clinics and hospitals, because their afraid of the cost.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Buisness in America is all about developing and growing on your own. Prices drop by buisnesses competeing with other buisnesses, thats why America is so great. But did buisnesses need help from the government? No! They were able to become succesful all on their own!

So how does this relate to healthcare in America? It means that we can fend for ourselfs with out the government helping us. If you cant afford healthcare in America, go somewhere else!

So, should healthcare be ran by the government, or can we provide ourselfs with healthcare? Well if you cant afford treatment here, go get citicenship in Canada, or Europe. I'm sure you'll get free treatment in about 6 weeks.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

If Universal health care is run by the government, many people who don't know what to do with it, would have it, and people couldn't choose the practitioners they want. The quality of procedures might be less than expected if they payed themselves. People couldn't get treated when they wanted, they would have to be on a specific schedule according to the physician and everyone in the area. Those who take care of themselves now will then have to pay for themselves AND others. Those who promote Universal hhealth care it might say that it's free, but nothing is “free” and we would be paying for it through taxes and making spending cuts for things like schooling and defense. If we all are forced to have health care now, while in a recession, I don't think we could afford it. We are already in over 12 trillion dollars of debt, it's hard to grasp a vast monetary increment. Our great grand children will still be paying off the debt.

Universal healthcare isn't going to occur overnight either.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

i think we could take care of ourself we dont need to spend money on insurance that might not cover us n it might cost too much

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I don't think there should be an Universal Health Care for all. Of course it will reduce the direct health insurance costs and everybody would be able to go to hospital when it's needed. But, on the other side, if you really think about it, we are going to get less quality health care. Having the Universal Health Care means that all the doctors will be employed by the government and the government is going to be the one deciding how much or little they are getting paid, which will probably be very low. If they are paid low, number of people willing to be physicians will decrease and they, whom I would call the “Smart Ones”, will look for other careers instead. If that happens, we will have numerous people who needs medical care and only a small number of limited doctors available, which will probably make it almost impossible for everyone to get treated when needed and more likely to decrease the quality of work performed by physicians since they are getting paid low compare to all the work they do.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Universal health care would be a great way to solve peoples problems and save a lot of people but because it would be free taxes would be raised. Some hospitals would not be able to treat many patients and some would die because of the waiting. Or others may never be treated making their sicknesses worse. I believe it would benefit more if the system was to remain the same.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I believe that we should take care of ourselves. If we expect for the government to take care of us, then we will become dependent, and careless about our spending. Seeing as how it is not our money. We will become like Romney said in one of his debates that "47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government", which i believe is true, the reason why this programs were started was to help out not support. Paul Ryan want to make programs such as a medicaid in to a voucher system where only certain people qualify.

Side: We can take care of ourselves