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Universal Health Care for All We can take care of ourselves
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Health Care in the US- 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. 

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Universal Health Care for All

Side Score: 160
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We can take care of ourselves

Side Score: 36
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I think that Universal health care is the best option for America right now. With the economy we have right now, most people cannot afford health insurance, but most people need it. Without universal health care, most people have to worry about whether or not their insurance companies will pay for their doctor/hospital bills. I believe that with Universal Health care will allow people access to the medical attention they need without all the hassle .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

exactly!! some people are even scared to get medical attention because they can't afford health care

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you. This economy is not allowing many people to buy health insurance for those who need it. Thus, by implementing universal health care, people can get the medical attention.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I support universal for a couple reasons. One is because I don't think it is right that a person can get kicked out or treated with less quality because of it. Secondly, there are many people that need insurance more than some of us who don't. Third, others don't have the money to pay for their medical bills out of their pocket.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

They way you explained your reason were clear and neat. But also where would the government get the money if they ever run out? Where are they getting the money int he first place?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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These three are also why I believe the US should make universal health care available. The topic of money should not determine who should be treated and who should not.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that everyone should have health care, because not everyone has money to get it , and/or can not keep up with the payments. I know from being a young mother that I would not be able to pay for my child's health care with out Medicaid because I am so young. I think the US health care system should be like Canada's or one of the other foreign were they don't have to be turned away if they don't have health care .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I as well think US should have heath care system like Canada

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

What you said was absolutely right, but every time people need money, think about where the government is getting it from?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I want to support Universal Health Care for All because a lot of poor people doesn't have enough money to pay for medications, insurances and stuffs. So I think the government should pay for some of the medication bills and stuff. I also disagree with it a little bit because if the government is going to pay for all the medication bills, the tax prices is going to be really up like Canada and other countries, and the government might go on debt. So I think the government should pay for some of our medication bills or for the really poor people, medication shouldn't be totally free. I think that is for the best for everyone in our country.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree on how you made two points about beaning for it and against it. You explain them well.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you. You explained the two points very well.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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If we had Universal Health Care then people wouldn't be denied the treatment they need, and if that were to happen then we would live longer and not worry about weather or not we can pay for the treatments.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree we should have universal health care to save more people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

They might not be denied the treatment but where would the money come from for that treatment? Not the government, but from the tax payers, you wont pay up front but over time you will

Side: We can take care of ourselves
DamianMoore Disputed
1 point

People would get the care they might need, but then you would be paying something like 40% of the money you make in taxes to help random people you don't even know. And you wouldn't live any longer, because most of the time you don't die because you can't get healthcare.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I totally agree with you. A lot of poor people doesn't get proper medication care because they are afraid about the medical cost.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

There are about 40 million Americans that are not insured,that is a big number. Some of those people may have a chronic condition but since they are to scared of the prices then they don't do anything to take care of themselves. They choose to suffer than to go to the hospital and see whats wrong.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree to this because people don't have the money to go to a specialize doctor for their sickness.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that we should get Universal Health care because some people don't have money to get insurance and that can help them get the things they need and proper help for there life that's why I agree with this.

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

Those Americans that you say rather suffer than go to the hospital have their reasons.They don't have the money to go to hospitals and see what's wrong, and if they do have something wrong. how will they pay for the expensive medication they need. This is why we need universal healthcare.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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So you're position on universal healthcare is what exactly?

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Most of these 40 million need insurance more than some of the ones that have it. These existing conditions make their life more expensive.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i totally agree with you because we do need help in this world, and it is not helping that the economy is in the toilet, not everyone can afford to go to the doctor right now, and like you said there are 40 million Americans that are uninsured and this is why we need universal healthcare

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we should have universal health care because people are dying! It isn't their fault they have diseases. They shouldn't be blamed for something they had nothing to do with. Without universal health care the government is making themselves look like greedy fools.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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You make a good point. They're being greedy by not letting people have health care so that they could get more money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Amen! This is how I feel. It's not like people choose to be sick, nobody like to be ill. Our healthcare system needs a lot of work but too many people are greedy these days.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

the government might be greedy fools, not denying that, but some people getting diseases is their fault, they don't take care of themselves enough to not get sick and do stupid frivolous things they don't need to do and get sick in the process

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I believe that Universal Health Care will be beneficial to everyone. Not only will you not have to turn away patients but you can help people for free. They can live a long healthy life without any guilt of rejecting anyone. Also doctors will be everywhere all the time whenever you need them, they'll be there for you.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Doctors and Health care workers can't stand people dying aroung the world because they can't get health care. Also some people don't want to step up. Do something against the government people!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I like your point of view. I think you're right. It would be cool to live in a world with good healthcare and where all doctors can help their patients.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with the Universal Health Care. It does help everyone. A parent knowing that they health care day and night for their children is the best feeling for a mom and dad.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
adrsanchez3(3) Disputed
1 point

You're right about having Universal Health Care because it will help all kinds of people but also something you don't realize is that unlike you said doctors would not be there for you whenever you need them because there will be lots of people waiting for free medical attention and so it will take longer for a doctor to see some patient.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I think healthcare is important but the system really isn't all that great. People with no healthcare are dying and I think we all have a chance to a better life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i agree with you cause some people cant afford all that and its like were basically telling them its there fault for being sick.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everyone should have health care because everyone get sick but not everyone have the money to help they self of there love ones. There are over million of people that have to suffer cause no one will help them. So i think everyone should have health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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That right every one should have healht care because not alot fo people are working and when they get sick they cant go to the doctor becuse they cant paid or they are not going to get the right care they need because they dont have health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree. People refuse to go to the doctor because they don't have the money to pay.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I support you on this, not everyone is blessed with wealthy families and not everyone can afford health insurance. So universal health care will work out for all people

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everybody should be able to get health care because everyone deserves it. If anyone has had any difficulties in the past, that shouldn't matter. Everybody deserves to have equal care. No one should have more care than another person. We're all the same and deserve to be treated equally.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree. Everybody gets sick and need the help to get check out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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well lets try to do the same heath care like Canada..............

Side: Universal Health Care for All
DanielDen(4) Clarified
1 point

I agree that everyone should be able to get health care, however Universal Health Care isn't the only answer. There's always going to be uninsured people, just because the plain simple fact of immigration and some parts of America are very desolate and not connected. However, what I do believe should happen is that we fix the broken Free Market system, because Free Market inspires growth almost at an un-matchable pace but the way lobbyist set up congress is that they left the Insurance CEO's as basic dictators as to whats appropriate for their "health care". However, instead of having profit at the forefront of health care they should install more of a "let's help Americans stay healthy in the best way possible" instead of seeing people as dollar signs and not actual people with actual problems.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everyone should have health care. Many people die from not being able to go see doctors or get treatment. People with severe conditions could go to the doctor whenever they needed to and no one would be denied the care they truly need. Our lives would be that much easier to not have to worry about loved ones dying from an illness that could be fixed and people wouldn't have to live in fear of having to go bankrupt from payments or insurances dropping the payment on them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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That is very true people should have health care but some people shouldn't just use health care inappropriately for things that are not important.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i think its not fair for people without without insurance or money get to live a shorter life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you, people has the right to live better and longer as other people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

might not be fair but its survival of the fittest, if they die they die, that's all life is, survival.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I think health care should be free for all because there's millions of people that don't have healthcare or can't afford it and are not getting the help that they most strongly need. Also in universal healthcare the medicine is dirt cheap however in the american healthcare system the medicine is ridiculously expensive sometimes and people are incapable of paying for it. Although if we have universal healthcare taxes would be through the roof, if your a doctor you don't get payed as much and there's a long waiting list, but waiting in a line is better than getting no help at all. So to conclude I think that the good outweighs the bad in this scenario, and healthcare should be universal for all.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Universal Health Care can help people that don't have the money to pay for the treatment they need

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with the point make about helping the poor. Because we need to work as a whole community to help the poor, only then can the entire country become a better place to live.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you about the fact that if we support the poor, our country will become a better place to live.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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That is true but some people just think that because they have health insurance they can use it inappropriately.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think that we should have universal health care because its better than the system that we have right now. Many people die for not having health insurance, and with universal health care more lives can be saved.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree to this because not everybody is born wealthy, and because of that they should not be denied treatment.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Well, I think universal health care would be nice to have. Every body gets sick sometimes in their life. Their is a big population of people with out jobs and that means no money, so they need the health care to get check on if anything ever happens. And with this health care it could save lives.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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That is tru, we should have univecial health care because every one gets sick some time

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree, I think having health care, even without a job or money, is good for people that just can't afford it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

They don't have jobs because they are lazy, they don't go out to try to get a job, they expect things to be given to them, they need to realize that isint going to happen

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Not everyone can take care of them self in there time of need unless they have to much pride they will say they don't need any ones help, but not everyone is like that so I think there needs to be health care for everyone that wants it for the rest they can have a lower health care just to be safe.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Not everyone can rely on themselves to help with care. If you don't have money, of course you can't afford it. With health care, you might have to pay, but not as much as you would have to if you're providing it for yourself. In days like this, no one really has enough to support themselves. I agree with this

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I think that we should have univercial health care because there is alot of people that don't have health care and they are scare to go to the doctor because they might not be helped. We should have univercial health care because the sickness is part of nature is not the peopels falt to get sick. So every one should have health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree what you said about people who are afraid to go to the doctor and it true because people who don't have health care have to help themselves and they not going to have the right tools. So yes everyone should have health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree, no one should be afraid of going to the doctor because they can't afford it. People get sick, it happens.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree too because its not our fault if we get sick and we should have the right to go to the hospital like everyone else.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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My oppinion on health care in the United States is that Many Americans express a desire for health care reform because they see health care is too expensive and they feel like they need some one to help them.The goverment should help out all types of races, the goverment shouldn't have a favorite race.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with him because it's seems that only a couple races get Health Insurance. Everyone should be treated equally.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Even though UHC has its cons (like more taxes), it is "waaaay" better than what we have now. Human morals have decreased so low that we can throw someone out for not being able to pay for their health. Really? We live in the same world & should take care of each other. Give the government some guild lines and rules and let them help us.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everyone should have health care because some people have diseases and don;t have enough money to pay for their health care so they should just give it to them and help them out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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That's true people have diseases and need health care since they usual spent all their money on trying to make it through a day.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i think we should have universal care because it would save a lot of people, not everyone is fortunate so universal health care would help the less fortunate.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I believe health care should be universal. It would help everyone and people wouldn't have to travel around the world to find out what can truly help them get better, or pay less for their medications. Its selfish that the government wants to be stuck up and just care about certain people. If we had health care running universal more people would have better life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you, America said their health care is the best but when it comes to certain people its not as cool as how they said. An american citizen doesn't have to travel around just to get a nice health treatment like anybody else.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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There should be universal healthcare because there's people that can't afford healthcare.Some people get denied care since they can't afford or they don't accept their healthcare company.With universal healthcare however people would be treated anywhere and they almost don't have to pay anything. I think it's unethical and inhuman to deny care to someone in need.Health services was made to help people not make money off them and deny people service.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree. Some companies deny care for the people that need them most, just because they don't want to pay. With universal health care, if everyone pays and only some people get sick, there will be plenty of money for the ones that need it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think the health care system is stupid. Health care should be free. If you have no health insurance and you need an operation or you'll die the doctors are going to reject you because you don't money. They don't care about you all they care is about money. They get a bonus just to reject people. Cuba is a 3rd world country and they have a better health care system. Inmates have better health care system and that's not fair. I do not like America health care they should change.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I totally agree with this because its very true , you shouldn't have to have certain conditions to get health care , and its not fair for only certain people to have it instead of everybody

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i agree because there is a lot people that don't have health insurance but need it because they cannot take care of them self.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree too because some people don't have enough money to pay for their insurance so they rather not have any, and thats not good because everyohne need health insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I think we should all have universal health care because it isn't fair that prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have a better chance of living than most of us.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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If everyone had Universal Health Care, their would be less deaths. People would live longer and happier. People that are sick and have no money wouldn't have to worry about wasting thousands of dollars. Therefore, i support this argument.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we should have Universal Health care because no one should be denied treatment because they don't have the money to pay.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Right now, UHC is better than what we have now. Sure this might higher the taxes but that is it not better to know that you won’t go bankrupted for taking expensive surgery that could save your life. Also as a human being it is our duty to take care of our-self as a whole. Since ancient time humans have survived the harsh processes of evolution by sticking together in a group. I know this time it should not about survival of the fittest, but sad to say it is. People who have money they survive and the people with no money they don't survive.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that everyone in the u.s should have health care insurance, sens the united state expects for the people in there country to fallow regulation's and for people who work twice as hard as any other citizen or not citizen, should have the same health care as any other men, woman, child. So i think that not always any one could take care of them self because you wont always depend on you'r self or family, that's why you need the government's help. and because with out us they would be nothing.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I believe Health Care in the US should be universal because it benefits all and it does help a lot of people. They wouldn't be denied the treatment they need, and if that were to happen then we would live as long and not worry about weather if we can or cannot pay for treatment.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I believe that it should be universal , Because everybody should be able to go on during the day without having to worry about whether or not they'll get sick , And not having to worry about how much their next hospital bill will be .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree with you because it will take the stress of everyone that go's for a check up.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you because medical bills can cost a lot and now a days people can't afford to pay for them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I have Medicaid and I my parents don't have to pay for anything, but when my parent are sick they have to deal with it be because they don't have health insurances. So Universal Health Care would real help them out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that the US should have universal because then everyone won't be mistreated for not having certain things to be "approved." This way we can actually feel more safe going to the hospital getting medical attention.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree because everyone will be treated equal and won't be pushed to the side because the can't pay.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I agree with you because i think that , everybody should have the right to feel comfortable when going to the hospital and getting treated without having to worry about the expense

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think health care should be Universal because not everyone can take care of themselves. Most people who have diseases and cancers have to get treatment or therapy to get healthy but it will cost lots of money.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree most people with disease do not have the money to pay for their surgery so free health care is the way to go!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Day by day a lot of people are dying or getting sicker because they can't afford to pay for their insurence of health care. Universal Health Care would be really helpful to a lot of people that are in really bad situations. Some people, such as little kids and Seniors, can't afford such expenses for medicine. Universal Health will be helpfu to a lot of people so they can't do crazy things such as trying to cure themselves or trying to do medical precidures by themselves without going to the hospital because they can't pay for it. Leading to more deaths and accidents.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with this situation because everyone needs healthcare to save their life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i think we should because it would cause the people of America to become healthier and also coast theme less from there pockets so there not scared of going to the doctor for help.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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This is true because health care is cheaper in other countries and people in America without health care can die just because they cannot afford receiving the treatment they need or are afraid to be put in debt because of the expensive cost of health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

I fully agree that the United States should obtain Universal Health Care for All Americans because of the increasing number of health problems in our nation and the difficulty of getting health care that is beneficial and legit.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think the goverment should help the people (us) because we are all in need at times.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

Do you think the government will really do that? the government cares about money, they dont care if we get sick, they just want us to eat out of their greedy hands so they can get more money

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I support this, because our world is falling apart everyday. People are loosing there job which encounters them not having insurance and they will soon not be able to pay medical bills. The only option left is to die or try o get medical attention and be in debt.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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We need universal healthcare because people can't go around sick & dying, afraid to go to the doctor simply because they can't afford it, this will also going to cause an issue because taxes will be raised & some people can't afford to have a raised tax.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we should have universal health care. If we do have it though, our taxes will most likely increase. Right now, the economy is really bad, and the unemployment rate is really high. Because of that, I don't think many people can afford higher taxes. This might be better an option after the economy is back to normal.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that the government would help pay for the Health Care in the US because they are good helpers and have the highest authorities of the cities and the states

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we should have the Government pay for Health Care because there is a lot of people that don't have insurance and that could really help them.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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If the government would pay more people would be alive. This would also be a step to making the world a better place.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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There should be universal health care because in a health care system, when a person gets sick, the prices of the system goes higher, and in a universal health care, the taxes would rice and no one would be rejected from the system, rather than health care now rejecting the sick people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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if the government pays for health care because you have to pay more taxes and u may dot get sick that much so you would be paying extra taxes for nothing.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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My opinion is that health care should be universal everywhere if not free at a reasonable price for people to afford if you get hurt your not going to want to go to the hospital if its going to cost and arm and a leg .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

if you get hurt you're going to go to the hospital to get better no matter what the cost, that's why people with cancer pay millions of dollars for treatment

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

Universal Health care should be made for all. So many people don't have the opportunity to have health insurance, and many of those have serious medical issues. The countries that have universal health care like Canada and England do have their problems. Like for example in Canada you have to wait a long time to get attended, and in England stuff like getting checked with the dentist is really expensive, so the health insurance doesn't really cover it. Now that the U.S sees their small problems, they can create a universal health care that will succeed the rest.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think the United States should have universal health-care because, even though taxes would increase, people who couldn't afford health care before would be able to afford medical care. Even if it takes the United States government a few years to set up the universal health-care system, it would be better than people taking care of themselves. If there was universal health-care in the United Sates, our mortality rate would probably decrease because more people would be able to afford the medical attention that they need.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

Think about the doctors in this case, they will have patients who don't care about the cost because they don't have to pay, when you don't have to pay for something (most of the time) you don't care what it costs or how frivolous is it

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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If we all had free health care, then all of the US would be better off with no hospital debts & such. Also, everyone would be healthier because they'd have health care helping them pay doctor visits, dental check-ups, & any other medical check-ups that people can't afford.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
TazD(10) Disputed
1 point

The U.S might not be better off, But who will pay for the Healthcare? the government? no, the tax payers will have to pay for about double the taxes already just so we can have universal healthcare which will lead to them revolting and protesting and a complete social breakdown in the U.S and maybe even a civil war

Side: We can take care of ourselves
mariayanez95(3) Disputed
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I completely agree with you. The U.S would be in a better state because everyone would be healthier and with less debts.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
1 point

I agree, because some companies don't pay for the people who are needy for a healthcare and if we have a universal healthcare then everyone will pay monthly, and if someone happen to get sick then they can get their medicines. Then I guess, there will be less amount of people without the healthcare plan, if compared to about 40 million people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Universal care is better for the US. It would be better due to the fact that everyone would be helping each other out as human beings, why do we separate ourselves and make barriers towards the homeless or sick, we should all be able to grow as a team and help each other out.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I support the Universal Health Care,because we are able to get medicated.If we had to medicate our own selves not that many people would be living. People would have to find the resources then they would have to find and way to turn it in to medicine. But not that many people have medical degrees and know what all goes in the medicine or how to mix it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I'd have to agree with you because not everyone has the same kind of money, just because you're in a bad financial situation doesn't mean you have to be denied at a hospital.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
1 point

Other countries seem to be doing pretty good with free health care, which gives them a higher life expectancy, shouldn't we have the same rights?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree other countries do have higher life expectancy we should have free health care!!!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i think they should used because if they don't they have that they can die or they spread the disease to some other people because they don't get cure that is why this is important and for the people that have it they should used it only when theirs like a emergency because if they used every single time they go to the doctor they are just wasting money that is not even using it the right way

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I agree with you jorge. If we ever get free health care, americans should not abuse it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I completely agree! People should not be turned down because they don't have health insurance and they could possibly get other people sick.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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The people who have have money, should support the people who cannot afford healthcare. SHARING IS CARING.

-Bryan Hernandez

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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We should have Universal Health Care for all because that way people won't be afraid of medical insurances not supporting them just because they can't afford it or because they have some kind of chronic condition. I think having Universal Health Care would increase the survival rate in America because government would be paying for the people to have a healthier life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Totally agree, no hospital should deny you because of your financial situation, it shouldn't be about the money, it should be about being there for each other and act like human beings.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Yes we should have insurance Health Care but it should be free. The government should take care of us. we should have free insurance.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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It better if we all know they cant deny anyone who is sick. Also causes less death and less problems for everyone. Its important that we have universal health care for everyone. Maybe we can live longer just like the ones who already have universal health care. The way they talk about not paying for their health care and the way of not worrying if they take you in. We all deserve to be healthy.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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This is very true i belive that denying some one care is wrong.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we all should have a certain type of care in the United States, because we all deserve to live and not die just because of money issues. We all need to be a good sport and treat each other the way you would like to be treated.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I strongly believe that health care in the US should be universal. That way we would be able to save more lives instead of having over 40 million people worry about their survival daily.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Lot of people don't have the money for health care so ..

Yes people need the access of free health care.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everyone with economic problems should have free health care because maybe their health situation is not good and they can pay the hospital for care so they just try to find an easier and more dangerous solution. Many Americans in this country go to different countries so they can receive better health care and that can affect the U.S financially. I don't think that the government should run Health Care because they might not provide you with good service.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Not everyone gets paid the same amount, Plus some people have more than on child some don't even have any at all leaving them paying less for medicare even if they get paid double the amount the families with children get paid. Since there's more family members than your bill is higher

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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we diser heath care for the poeple. why you asking becuse, we are hard working poeple who need heath care for future familys and friends.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think the health care should be universal because when time comes,you might not have enough money. That's were this program comes in handy. But if we use it often then our country might go short on money which will lead in to other issues.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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The economy does change without warning. it's better to have Universal Health Care because it's there when you need it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that health care should be free , there are many people who are sick and need this care and many die just because they cant pay for it and that isn't right .

The government should really think about this and change these ways , just because someone doesn't have money doesn't mean that they shouldn't have the right to live .

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I believe that Health Care should become Universal because people cannot afford the Insurance. Universal Health Care envisions people getting healthy without paying a single penny, no matter their race, culture, ethnicity, rich or poor. I would like to see this happen because people DO struggle to make ends meat. It's just terrible if they have to make even more money just to send their children to the doctor.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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:D ofcourse. who would like to see another person suffer?

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everyone should have health care because if there are people that isn't capable of paying their bills etc, it will be hard for them to keep up with their payments.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think Health Care should be universal, because people everywhere need Health Care,and it wouldn't be fair if one place had health care and people from everywhere come to the place where's health care is. And it could be lead to some sever things.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I personally say, that we all need health insurance, mainly because some people actually need it because either because of cancer, or someone could be severely injured or ill. Health insurance is not to be used improperly by people that have it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think is better to have Universal Health Care for all persons so that health care is provided to everyone and the government can pay for it. That way the people do not have to worry about the doctor's bill when they attend the clinic or the hospital.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think that people should have universal health care as long as they don't take advantage of it. Only for things that are nessassery for example cancer or if you are very ill. I think that as long it is not for something like breast implants also tummy tuck or for physical appearence.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Health, Well-being and life prosperity is something of a necessity for the function of living. To Capitalize this as an industry for profit is to add more inequality in the nation's fundamental liberties. Healthcare should not just be available to those of a large income, as this promotes tyranny and oppression of the meek.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think we should have universal health care because if somebody has a chronic illness and gets turned away because they don't have insurance and can't pay for their medicines and get the treatments they need they could die. There are also a lot of poor people that can't afford to buy medicines and pay the bills.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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We should have Universal Health Care. There are already over 40 million uninsured Americans and each one of them is probably struggling with having to pay off medical debt; Health care is extremely unaffordable, for businesses and individuals. People will even have an easier time with starting their business or working if their health insurance is covered.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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i think that the health care should be universal, the fact of the matter is that without health care then where would we go if we get sick, where will we go if we get hurt, no where that's where. we live in a world that if you have to be rushed to the hospital that is going to cost you two thousand dollars, if you have cancer, or need an MRI that is going to cost you 15-20 thousand dollars. i think we should live in a nation where we get the healthcare that we need, and not just lining the pockets of our physicians, or doctors, but that we are getting the help, and medicine that we need.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I believe the government should put free universal care as a priority. This is important because it provides insurance for people and families that can't afford independent insurance companies. With them taken care of medically, it will reduce the statistics such as the mortality rate. By decreasing the mortality rate, it can make this country a better place to live. Also, by having universal health care, the doctors will be paid a lot more. Some doctors don't get a lot of patients due to expensive treatments. So I believe universal health care should be implemented.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think everybody should have universal health care because a lot of people are dying everyday.People are dying are because they don't have health everybody should have it because it would help a lot of people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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Yes, it can help a lot of people. Also, with universal health care everyone will be treated equally and won't be chased away because of their disease or health problem.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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However I think that universal healthcare would be beneficial to some people, but I'm not completely sure it would be the best thing for everybody. For instance the doctors don't get paid as much in universal health care as they do in American way of doing healthcare. The taxes would also be through the roof and there's a hug waiting list in that some people die just waiting for a appointment. So I'm not exactly sure which way of doing healthcare would be better.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I completely agree with that I think neutrality is best here. SWITZERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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yeah man i think we can take care of ourselves fight the government we don't need to give them more power.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
Pascaline(2) Disputed
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The government only has power that we give to them. If they abuse it in any way, we as the "people" can vote them out. Our country is a democracy not a dictatorship. We haven't been able to take care of ourselves in the past. It is time to suck up our pride, pull up our pants and ask for help that this corrupt country desperately needs!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
DamianMoore Disputed
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You can't vote them out. Look at Obama who spent $250M on a vacation last year. That money could have been spent helping people who need it, but it never is. If you have government run healthcare, it just gives them more power to abuse.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
chiokwara(2) Disputed
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There are people dying all over the United States because they can't afford medical care, and then there are people paying thousands of dollars for medical insurance that they don't use. We should turn that wasted money into taxes that are paid, so everyone that needs health-care can get it.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I think in this country that we complain a lot of things and health care is one of them why dot people take care of themselves because there are lots of people that don't have anything and don't have health care and suffer more then us, but yet they try there hardest to survive and take care of themselves they have something to complain about so we have to try our hardest to survive without health care because of its problems in america

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Perhaps if we had universal health care, then those people who are trying to survive wouldn't have to worry about their health. If they get a chronic illness, is their trying going to save them? We complain because we need good health care. If you were one of the thousands of people who desperately needed health care to save their lives, perhaps you would understand.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Everyone is perfectly eligible of taking care of themselves. We have options and millions of choices and paths to take in medical care. It shouldn't mean we need universal health care

Side: We can take care of ourselves
adrsanchez3(3) Disputed
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I don't agree with you because not everyone has millions of choices to take in medical care, not everyone has the money to get a medical insurance that will pay for them in order to live longer.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
mariayanez95(3) Disputed
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I don't agree with what you are saying because not everyone has the opportunity of taking care of themselves. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the "millions" of choices you speak of. Sometimes they only have one, and that is to endure with the illness/sickness because they have no money or insurance to pay for healthcare.

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chiokwara(2) Disputed
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Not everyone is perfectly able to take care of themselves. You have to think of people who aren't deeply in debt because they can't afford to pay for their cancer treatment. You have to consider those people who don't make as much money because they work lower paying jobs. Not every one can afford going to the hospital.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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The truth is that is hard to reside, because If we get Universal healthcare The economy of the United States will fall more that it is today.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I also agree to this because the United States already is in a huge dept already as it is and this can hurt us more as it is. We can be losing money as we pay more for taxes just for that and we would be stuck in a bigger situation.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Healthcare might cost a lot, but if we had universal healthcare we would have to pay for it in taxes, taxes are high enough as it is, we don't need one or two hundred more dollars in taxes to pay for the healthcare we would get, open your minds, think, and realize yes universal healthcare might be a good idea, but it is far from free, the taxpayers will have to pay double the taxes to compensate for the universal healthcare

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Honestly , it's our fault that we're getting sick . We need to learn how to take care of ourselves . & Yes , the sicker we get , the more power & money goes to the government . Health care is not free . But what is free , is to take better care of yourself by exercising, eating properly and avoiding bad foods .

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I do believe that the health care system in America is full of holes and needs reformation, however just because we put our health care system in government hands doesn't automatic fix all the problems. The government is full of more loopholes and crookedness than the health care system we have now. There are some benefits from switching to Universal Health Care, but just switching systems wouldn't fix anything we'd still have problems, so I suggest we get the government to put regulations on just what the Health Care companies can do and what they can't, not just give the government full control.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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As much as I wanna say yes; I'm gonna have to say no. With America like it is now, there's no telling what could happen if we give everyone free health care.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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Although universal healthcare works in smaller countries like France and the UK, i personally believe that it would not in America. I feel as though the individual states should take it into their own hand as to deciding whether or not that state as a whole has universal healthcare is continues to allow people to make their own choice as to which insurance they buy.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I also don't think we need health care because America is a strong country and we can take care of ourselves. If someone needs help then they should ask a family member. If they all need help well then they have to deal with what they have. I'm not saying this to be rude but if they have no other choice then just enjoy life!

Side: We can take care of ourselves
myrvargas(3) Disputed
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i disagree. People shouldn't have to worry about having to pay if they have a chronic illness. They also shouldn't have to ask another to help them when the government could do something about it. When worrying about life or death they don't want to think about how much it cost to save them.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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I agree with Myrvargas because people shouldn't have to worried about how much money their lives are going to cost. If America was a strong country we wont have to ask ours family for money.. So I believe we should have Universal health care!

Side: We can take care of ourselves
jongonzalez4(4) Disputed
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Well first of all how is the government going to do something if they are being greedy! All they care about is money. Right now as we speak the president's wife is helping kids right now by letting them have healthier foods. She might as well help them in the future if they get cancer. If they are doing nothing then we might as well make ourselves comfortable.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
Lamiyac123(3) Disputed
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I dont agree with you on this. No one wants to live off a family member, its better to have free health care rather than just insurance for people who can afford it. Everyone wants to live a long happy life.

Side: We can take care of ourselves
miggaytan1(3) Disputed
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I disagree we should have a better health care plan to help more people.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
alobarraza(2) Disputed
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I don't agree, we can't take care of ourselves when we are sick, that's why there are doctors. and it doesn't make much sense to pay so much money to see one when your life can depend on it. I don't think america is a very strong country when it comes to health care. We need universal healthcare for all!

Side: Universal Health Care for All
Pascaline(2) Disputed
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Enjoying life is pretty hard to do with a 2 pound tumor in your brain. Should we not help other people because they are sick? Should we throw them away like trash? Watch them die and say "So glad that's not me." What happened to our morals? Should a mother watch her 2 month old baby die just because she can't afford medicine? I do not think there is much enjoyment in life there.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
maria26(3) Disputed
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Jon, are you sure America is the strongest country. Go to a search web and tell me what is actually the strongest country. America is the one country people mostly get sick.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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you're not being rude, you're telling the truth, the plain truth, the government try's telling people its OK but they sugarcoat it for everyone

Side: We can take care of ourselves
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you're not being rude, you're telling the truth, the plain truth, the government try's telling people its OK but they sugarcoat it for everyone

Side: We can take care of ourselves
DanielDen(4) Clarified
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We need health care, any country needs health care. Without health care, the mortality rates would increase and also our already high infant mortality rate would only increase. There also wouldn't be any licensed doctors only illegal clinics, which would cost more since it's more risky, so in a nutshell we need health care, we just don't need all the bullstuff the Insurance CEO's are letting pass as "health care"

Side: Universal Health Care for All
cmoralesc(4) Disputed
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So we should just die if we can't afford help?,or if our family can't help us?, so we can't go to our own country for help, but we can go around helping other countries in war? How does that makes sense? Don't people have a Conscience anymore? Your basically giving a fellow American a death sentence at worst

Side: Universal Health Care for All
eduardocruzz(3) Disputed
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Not everyone has family members, and america being strong literally has nothing to do with healthcare. Plus, i doubt someone dying from leukemia can just enjoy life.

Side: Universal Health Care for All
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I don't think we should have universal health care, because you pay for it with taxes. Places like England that have free healthcare have to pay like 40% of their money to healthcare taxes, so it ends up being a huge amount that you lose because of it. I think that if you want healthcare then you need to pay for it yourself, and if you can't then you should find out a way, because no one should have to pay almost half of their money they make just to help a person they don't even know.

Side: We can take care of ourselves