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Universal Health Care for All We can take care of ourselves
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Health Care in America - 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

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We can take care of ourselves

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6 points

It's really not fair for the people who are in poverty or at least poor because according to history and other governmental documents we are a united country no matter what we help other countries now it's time to help our own country.

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7 points

I think you are totally right, but even the rich people need this.

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6 points

i agree we have done so much for one another. Now we deserve to be cared for

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5 points

People should get help no mater how much money they have.

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2 points

I agree with you because everyone will get the same type of insurance so it will be for the better of the people in poverty

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2 points

Thats true

I just got done watching a video of how our country provides FREE health care for terrorist

So how can we take care of our enemies but not help our own countrymen

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with you. We help the ones that don't deserve it. I think no one should be denied medical attention just because they can't pay. Medical care should be the most important thing to get, with no cost whatsoever

Side: Universal Health Care for All
6 points

Everyone should have Universal Health Care, because most people can't even afford Health Care. Everyone should be treated exactly the same, no one should be left out. That's why EVERYONE needs Universal Health Care, some people are poor and can't afford it, but they don't care, they only care for the money.

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5 points

I Think Universal health care should be in the united states because there are thousands of people who cannot afford Insurance and they work their whole life just to get treatment. And If they don't have insurance they kick the people out if they cant afford it even if they are sick.Also If we have health-care the other countries will actually think that we care about our citizen. We will also have longer life spans than we do now.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
5 points

I completely agree that health care should be universal. Why do we have to worry about paying if we are sick or if something bad happens to us. It just makes the government look like hungry people. Our health is what matters, because we are the people who run stores who run businesses. We are the people who make up the United States. Not many people can afford health insurance and even if they can the government still looks for reasons to not pay. How does that make us feel? It makes us feel like we are in a country that does not take care of us. We need to feel safe, but the government is not doing a good job of that. Health is what should matter to them, because with health it brings strong people and more productivity being done. They should consider that.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
4 points

That's right when you say that people don't have money to pay for their health care, because they barely have money for their bills or anything like that. The other thing is that we don't want people to die, because they don't have Health Insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Health care should of course be covered for everyone. That was a nice point you made. The insurance companies destroys a persons wallet while letting them die of a disease. Even after you are proclaimed dead you still are leaving your family with tens of thousands of dollars to bury you and have a decent funeral with. Health care doesn't need to be reformed. It needs to be transformed.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

i totally agree with your idea. Not a single person should be diminished for not having good health and should not WORRY about his money over his health.

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4 points

i personally think that we should all have Free Health Care like some of the other countries. If they have it why cant we? Everyone deserves to be able to go to the doctor with out health insurance companies saying no or giving them huge bills to pay. We should all have a fair chance of being able to be healthy.The government only cares about themselves they dont beneift us, the citizens. Health care should be universal and free for everyone.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree. Whenever another country has something nice we copy it. We drink their wine, eat their food, and even act like their people and take their traditions. Why can't we copy their way of caring for one another. It's supposed to be United we stand but once Money comes into the picture it seems as though it's all about one person.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Why can't the US have universal health care like the other countries? Sick people deserve to be able to go to the doctor and not expect huge bills that could cause them their house and go bankrupt.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
4 points

I think it should be for all because their are people dying in America and other places because they can't afford Health Insurance. I don't know about other people, but I think that is very wrong. Being selfish with money. You would rather be rich than cause people to die all over money. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!!!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

It's not fair to be partial. We know that not everyone in the US is a millionaire, so why do the doctors charge so much for the poor. They know they can't afford it.Why do they abandon us in the times we need them the most. Actually it's not the doctors who do that it's the government who tells them to do it. So it's definitely not a good idea for the government to run the health care.

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vicyepiz(3) Disputed
3 points

I have to disagree with you because even thought the doctors are told by the government, its those doctors who have those fancy cars and such. While us normal people are the ones practially paying for those cars. It's not fair that just because they're doctors they dont have to struggle just because they have a better job then other people.

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DarioT(4) Disputed
0 points

Doctors work for their money just like every other person. They don't just look at you and give you a pill.They give you what you need to make you better. They make it for you to live your life longer and heather.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
3 points

I am with you, that's so true they always abandon the poor and favor in for the rich, which is not fair for a lot of people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

The doctors do it because they're greedy. Not all doctors are like this but the majority are. All that runs through their mind is money. They want the money for themselves, they don't care about people and neither does the government.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

I feel that it is necessary to, over time, convert to universal health care. It seems that the way many people plan on doing this will only damage those with health care already. We are not like every other country and cannot take the exact same approach as they have to this situation. We need people to analyze and create a plan to slowly introduce universal heath care to the USA. I still completely agree with the idea due to many Americans being tossed aside due to a lack of health care and quickly building up debt after necessary procedures.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

I think U.S should have universal health care because it's the humane thing to do. When it comes to saving a life, I don't think the insurance or money should be the issue from saving the life. We may have to pay high taxes but we will have a ton weight lifted from our back because we know if we get sick, we don't have to have insurance to cover it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

i think it should be better if we get doctors to tell us what is right for us to eat and what our body need to be healthy.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

i say we should have universal health care for all because, all people do not have a lot of money to pay for things at the doctors. with universal health care people would not have to be worrying about paying high bills, from the hospital.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

We Need Health Insurance!!! because with out health Insurance people have nothing

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Its not fair for people to have to wait for surgery or whatever they need. If someone is injured than they should be checked out immediately, not be forced to wait. And it shouldn't cost anything to stay in the hospital to recover.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

This is totally right and I completely agree with what you are saying. Our health shouldn't have to cost us. We shouldn't be scared to get sick or to break something. It shouldn't come to that, which that is how it is right now.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

We deserve to have Universal Health care. We have done a lot for one aother. Some people dont have money and work for other people to pay off their medical bills. If we have Universal health in the US that will be our tanks from the government to us the people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

We should have universal healthcare for everyone because if Canada and Europe can do it so can we. Ive heard that Economically Canada is doing way better then us in more then one way. They have longer life spans then us. It looks like they dont have as much "crazy" people either like the U.S does. They look pretty stable and are happy with their lives. I think they're more happy then us mostly because they dont have any fees to pay when they step into a hospital. Unlike us we probably have to pay off the hospital bills for the rest of our lives. So then we become depressed and take more medications and energy drinks for the millions of Americans who have more then one job to keep their home and family. Then we have Billion dollar celebrities who dont seem to help. Since they have so much money why not give some to a community in need, or theyre hometown.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

In my opinion I think we should have Universal Health Care, because there are many people who die because they do not have health insurance and cannot get a check up or a prescription.We are a country that is united as one and it's not fair that wealthier people live longer because they have the money to pay for insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Universal health care is better because taking care of your self may not always be good.If you don't have any money and your injured and you have no health care

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

I believe we need good and better health insurance for all of the U.S nation. People need better insurance here. Sure the famous people get everything good, only because they have the money. What about the people who don't have the money? Our nation's terrorists have better health insurance than what we do! We need a good, stronghold government here! Health insurance is not a privilege, it's a right to have it. We are not animals that just live and die when they are just plainly sick. We are people who are in need of medical help.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Well, I think we should have Universal health care because there's a lot of Americans out there that need medical service, and not only Americans, but other people also need medical service. In other words, everyone needs medical service because some people in the U.S don't have Health insurance, and not even Health care, and I think that Universal Health care would help a lot of people in their lives because some people are taking care of themselves and they can't do that because they need medical needs.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

My opinion is to go for Universal Health Care, because people need to be healthy, and survive. The people that don't even have health insurance are scared to go to the doctor, because they are scared to pay so much money for something. The other thing is that if everyone gets health insurance there would be more people living, and healthy. I didn't really pay to much attention to this, because I have Medicaid, and I don't have to pay for anything, but then I started watching the videos, and the problems that are going on, because people don't have health insurance. People should pay more attention to the news, or your surroundings, because your opinion counts for a lot. The other thing that i wanted to keep clear is that if you have Health Insurance don't take advantage of what you have, think about the other people, that don't have Health Insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

i agree with what they said because if the care is free in so people can stop strees abut the bills

Side: Universal Health Care for All
3 points

Many people are dying but cannot take care of themselves yet this "private" use of insurance is a VERY bad idea as you can see. With so much "bad" in this world and then America LETTING them flourish through capitalism, it is the beginning of the end and if profit is what they want then profit is the ONLY thing they care for. I think that America is "land of the free, and home of the" RICH because that is the only way you can survive in this country and if this could change. Many children, many mothers, and many fathers and still be together...

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2 points

We should have Universal Health Care because, not everyone can afford health care.

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2 points

I would think it's better to have universal health care because if only people with money have good health care and people that don't have good jobs and good health can't afford it it would be better that if everyone could have the same equal type of medication.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

i belive we all needheath care. We all tryting to stay heathy cause to be heathy we need stay fit and need docture to check make sure were doing ok. But if we have to pay a lot for it then. Fot fair but hear the funny thing the govert is try to make us not fat. well they need exrise there way to make heath care for everyone.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Going to universal health care would be beneficial to the majority of the population. In America we are heading toward a depression, since we are already in a recession. People nowadays don't have much money to spend anywhere. The price of everything is rising while people are still losing their jobs. Making health care free for all would give a lot of the US people less to worry about. There are pros and cons of making health care universal. In my opinion the pros out way the cons. In doing so, I think we could all improve the way we live life. Maybe all of the important government people could get the sticks out of their butt. And maybe America as a whole can move forward and progress... That would generally be good.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree with this, it make life in America better for everyone, and takes off a lot of stress for everyone

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Some people are poor and cannot afford health care. We need Universal health care to help everyone out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with you because its true a lot of people are very poor and can't afford it and some have died for not having healthcare .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree because everybody needs healthcare so they can be healthy and not pay for nothing because a lot of people have died for not having healthcare.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Many family members have been lost due to lack of health care. I agree with you. Even though the waits will be long it's better than having a family member die just because they don't have health care

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree Better Late then Never Health Care Should Be Universal So All Have A Chance To Live.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

If america give free health care.There would be more people able to get the help they need with out paying a lot of money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I think the health care in America should be universal. I find it unfair that the bills are so expensive here in America and in some countries you don't have to pay any. America shouldn't be like this towards their citizens. Even some of the doctors in America don't care about the patients; they only care about money. Canadians live 3 years longer than Americans. Waiting is for a couple of months is worth more than paying 100 dollars worth of money for a doctor visit.

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2 points

I agree with you because the doctors are selfish in America they just care wen you pat them and in other countries they do give them health care and actually care about citizens.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree. It's not fair that people in other countries don't have to pay for anything and people in the US can't afford it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

There are people that can't afford their medical bill nor their medicines. So it's best if everyone gets health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

universal health care is good because it helps people pay for their hospital bill wen they dont have the money to pay for it.it really helps struggling famylies so they dont have to worry about paying a hospital bill wen their son/family member gets hurt

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Universal health care is good because, that way everyone can live a longer and stress free life. Not having to worry about the debts that you may owing the doctor or hospital.

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2 points

Health care being universal sounds like a nice idea. Even for the poor so that they can have the same things as rich people. Instead of having to go around with ground zero Insurance, they won't be afraid to go to the hospital since it's covered equally between them and other rich people. When it comes to Healthcare Poor people can't take any chances. I know because I live with a lower middle class family. It seems as if Insurance strikes right when you've been stricken with disease or sickness. Healthcare needs to transform. Not reform.

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2 points

I think we all need Health Care because it doesn't matter how different you are from other people. We are all humans and deserve to live in a healthy way. Other countries don't have the freedom we have in the U.S. , yet some have health care when we don't and that is one of the most important things a government should have.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I think we should have health care because then we can actually save money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

We should be like France, were if we are hurt and need medical attention we can just go to the doctor without a health care plan that will pay a small amount for the bill.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I think that Universal Health care for all is the best because you could get help every one.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think the same thing! Everyone deserves help with their health care. No matter if they are rich or poor or middle class.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I agree with all of us haveing healthcare because its important for all of us to be taken care of. or else we would all be sick most of the time.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

Because the government requires citizens to have so many qualifications to receive health care, I believe it should just become universal. It is not right that underpaid, uninsured people die because they can't afford something that their neighbor can. Health care is not just a system that supports people; it is a system that can determine whether someone lives or dies, and there is no cash value to someone's life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I honestly do agree with universal health care. Not everyone is at the same position or situation at home and at work, but after all this is a FREE COUNTRY! Why shouldn't we all qualify for Free Health Care? Its unfair that companies out there seem to turn down many clients and cheat or steal off their money and just focus on there competition with the rest of the health insurance companies out there. I surely do think it'll be very economical for all the people that have low paid jobs and it"ll make their lives easier and fortunate to proceed on in life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I support Universal Health Care because it provides everyone with Health Care. Many people in poverty can not buy any other type of insurance so they aren't provided with health care which can help them save their lives. Universal Health Care will also increase the lifespan of American people so they can live longer and happier. Most countries in Western Hemisphere have Universal Health Care, Why not us? Universal Health Care will change U.S.A for the better

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Health care in America should be universal. Many people especially during these hard times don't have enough money to pay for health care. The United states is the only western country that doesn't have universal health care. If the United States is a very wealthy country that should be able to take care of their people. Even a communist country like Cuba has universal health care for all why dont we? Many people in America die because they can't afford health care. Are we really going to let people die because they can't afford it? When other countries supply people with health insurance for all

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

If we all had universal health care we wouldn't have to worry about health bills we would have lower costs for medicine and have more people cured of diseases and other things.

Our Infant Mortality rate will Decrease and We will all be able to live longer so i go for the Universal health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Health care now, is ridiculously expensive. They make it as expensive as possible just so people will have to pay thousands of dollars to be taken care of. Sometimes, even with insurance, the insurance may not cover all of the costs. It then ends up costing a very large amount of money that they still have to pay. Some of the men behind the 9/11 attack are being held, they have free health care. Countries that are more poor than we are, have free health care. In some countries like France, they get free child care for new moms that are government sent. Even in Cuba free health care is provided along with 5 cent inhalers. Americans are not only spending a ton of money to be taken care of, some are being denied health care for insane reasons. Some peoples jobs is to spend their time trying to find a reason to deny a person health care. It's like they're signing that person's death wish. On top of all this, in lesser countries breast cancer risk is lower, along with infant mortality rate. Yet, we are a richer, more developed country and our risks for infant death and breast cancer and other illnesses are higher.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I believe that we should have Universal Health Care. There are a lot of people out there who cannot afford Health Insurance. In some countries, people are denied health care because they cannot afford it; and some people die because of that. If there were free insurance this would not be happening. Even he upperclass needs insurance. Just because they have money, doesn't mean they can actually spend it. We need Universal Health Care because we have people who die because they cannot afford a specific treatment. That is wrong.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

We need health insurance because we would want to save money and for our future. They can help you pay for you and you don't need to worry. People need heath care especially seniors. Sometimes they can't afford the treatment and seniors really need it because sometimes they get health problems every time and day.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think everyone should have health care and it shouldnt matter their age or if they are sick. Everyone deserves to be healthy and be able to get checked regularly, that way we can all be healthier and live longer.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I fully agree with this, with better health care for everyone sick or young we will live a lot longer

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

With universal health care we can take care of ourselves and others. It may not seem like it but the government knows what they are doing, due to the amount of injuries we have it would be a terrible idea for us to fend for ourselves. We wouldn't be able to get medical attention; well most of the people who don't have money. which is a huge percentage of the world. the government does have rules and sure some of them aren't the best but at least we get the medical attention we need. I'm more on the government side anyways because I am on medicate and if we had to take care of ourselves i'm sure i wouldn't have the glasses on my face.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Everyone should be able to have free health care. There are people that are very sick and can't afford to pay for health insurance. Some people are very sick and they deserve to get medical attention.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I am for having universal health care.

I can't say that I know much but I have watched some informational and educational videos on healthcare and the difference of health care hear in America and in other countries.

And I've seen how screwed up our healthcare system is. I've seen how people have been turned down wether they have healthcare or not because of an underlying message or hidden motive to the healthcare agreement.

And those without healthcare have it worse because they have to pay for every little service they get.

But Universal healthcare in other countries is so much more better off and beneficial to all. What harm can come from helping eachother expecting nothing in return but a smiling face to comfort and relax your mind knowing you helped save a life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

persons don't have health insuranse and when they get hurt, they don't have money to pay it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

i totally agree with what you just said. That is very true!!!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

We need Health Care for all of us because we can't really take care of our selves. And I believe that Health Care should be free for everyone so that the country could be a heathier place to live in.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think we all need Health Care. Health really isn't something that should be influenced with money. This is something we should all have since the day we're born and if not born in the US. We should be able to give the people here Health Care, just by paying a mini fee is the least we could make that difference from not having one to having one. We should really consider being that helpful and amazing country we claim to be. We should help everyone because a serious sickness isn't something we have an option of having. It happens, It can happen to anyone. So, I really think we should have Health Care for EVERYONE!

It's just so sad seeing people suffer because of this issue. I've watched videos that have actually put me to tears because it's just so hurtful and heartbreaking to see that happening to someone. That feeling of being denied by our country is horrible and I wish no one to go through that again, ever.

We're suppose to take care of eachother and be considerate of our own. We are a family and families should be there to help one another for anything.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that we should All get free health care because we deserve it and the longer we don't get the more people are becoming homeless and are doing because they can't pay for the bills.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that health care should be free, because everyone should be healthy in America. Everyone should be able to afford insurance and also the insurance should also be willing to help out the people in need.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

It might not be right they they can bill us for what we are receiving but because of the money that they are billing us, they are starting to be able to buy newer, and better equipment so that way one day we can get good health care service, and not really have to pay for it.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

That money is going to a great cause. Soon we will get way better health care and not have to worry about it so much

Side: We can take care of ourselves
0 points

My opinion for health insurance is not to have it because a lot of people struggle. People suffer by having health insurance because when they get sick most of the time the insurance wont cover the sickness they have. They can't even pay there houses, they have to quit there jobs, and some are lucky because they have family to take care of them. Some don't have no one to take care of them

Side: We can take care of ourselves
Pradhungana2(3) Disputed
2 points

I don't agree with you because people who have healthcare have longer lifespan and if we had universal health care nobody will have to quit their job or drop out of school

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

i agree with what you said because if health care is free people wont have to stress about medical bills or other things.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

yes and also it would all be fre just us having to pay a little more taxes

Side: Universal Health Care for All
2 points

I suppot this statement because most health insurance companies dont even help their people. So they are just wasting their money on health insurance. They're suppose to help you in your time of need but they dont even do that. They try to find any little mistake in your paperwork so they dont have to waste money on you.

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

I disagree. Look at Cuba. They live longer and have a lower infant mortality than The U.S.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
FranciscoT(4) Disputed
2 points

Though I Agree In The Greed Of Men In Insurance Companies I Think We Would All Be Better Off With Universal Health Insurance It Works For Cuba A Smaller Country Than Our's Why Not For Us?

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

If we have Universal Health Care then we will all have health care so they will not have to quit their job or not pay for their houses. And everyone will get good health care

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

I disagree with your statement,actually I don't even know what you are trying to get at! Without Universal Health Care you would have to suffer in a pile of medical bills and have to worry for the insurance company to APPROVE your claim, you see. So why do you want to go against something that can help you and not worry who has your money, who runs your money, and if he would pay with your OWN money.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
Jonatan(2) Disputed
1 point

I think you might be confused..? are you saying that you want universal health care or not? If people have free health care for them they wouldn't have to quit their jobs and wouldn't have piles of bills from their medical costs.

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

Then you shouldve agreed with universal health care

Its because of the screwed up system we americans have that alot of us can not afford health care and the ones who do have it often get screwed over.

But other countries with free universal healthcare do not have these sort of problems. There is no underlying message in the coverage and no one is turned down.

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

I totally disagree, because if there was Universal Health Care then that would mean no one would be denied it. Changes would obviously have to be made in the government and the ways things are run. I do agree on the part where, yes the government does look for ways to not help, but if there was Universal Health Care that would probably change.

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

But that would be a good thing that no one would ever be denied for universal health care

Side: We can take care of ourselves
Jonatan(2) Disputed
1 point

So you're saying that you would like people to be denied and they could die due to that. Universal health care would cover people and they would be healthier and the average lifespan would rise.

Side: We can take care of ourselves