Healthcare: the government's business?

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  1. so, deadbutmoving, …
    so, deadbutmoving, you are against paying for Universal Health Care but presumably in support of spending $500 BILLION in “defense” per year?

    that’s more on “defense” than the UK, france, germany, italy, spain, canada, netherlands, turkey, greece, poland, belgium, and denmark COMBINED, and THEN SOME.

    tragic, really.

  2. I forgive your …
    I forgive your ignorant statement.

    Americans cannot have sustainable mass political movements because we are a very diverse country racially and politically.

    Europe is much more ethnocentric and therefore incapable of understanding the complexity of American politics.

  3. The Constitution …
    The Constitution does not give the Government the power to steal money from other people through taxes, and redistribute that cash via Universal Health Care. In fact the constitution was designed to limit the powers of government, not expand it.

    You may be willing to pay for other people’s health care but I am not. And America is with me because Universal Health Care is not a reality here.

    You can call us selfish, but that does not undermine our opinion or voting power.

  4. NEOLIBERALISM …
    NEOLIBERALISM socalled free market health care sistem DOES NOT WORK FOR 44 MILION OF NOT INSURED,for 18,000 Americans die every year from lack of basic health care…

    for all that insurance deny coverage and for the 200,000,that die each year from malpractice by some doctors who almost never loose their licenses and continue killing people!

    It just works for CEOs,shareholders,lobbyists gains!

  5. I’m just giving a …
    I’m just giving a realistic essment of the situation. The constitution can be changed – that’s one of the great things about it, but I’m saying it’s not likely for this issue. Btw, do you really think those in favor of government healthcare are going to bother changing the constitution to pass their legislation? I highly doubt it. I think it would be a bad idea for the national government to have a monopoly on healthcare. The states should be able to develop their own plans if they want.

  6. Like Pilate washing …
    Like Pilate washing his hands about common responsibilities for everyone.

    The constitution can change …. if it’s a good one a promote freedom and democracy .. FOR ALL. Health care is NOT a CHOICE OF FREEDOM because if you don’t have money YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FREEDOM OF CHOICE when they suck all your money is all the private insurances you have to pay. So it’s a chicken and egg situation and it’s very comfortable to hide behind the constitution.

  7. good points
    us …

    good points
    us europeans just have a better and less selfish outlook on everything large scale
    this is americans: “me me me me me”

  8. I think it’s …
    I think it’s important to draw a distinction between the phrase universal health care and government provided health care. I believe if Americans smoked less, drank less, and ate more sensibly, there would be more than enough resources to make health care affordable to all those who want it. Many of the most prevalent diseases today such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer can be prevented, yet treating such diseases are a huge drain of resources that go towards inflating the cost of care.

  9. I don’t know about …
    I don’t know about that, it’s not within the authority of the federal government, and I believe rightfully so, to provide for healthcare. Now, if an individual state wants to develop it’s own program for providing its citizens with healthcare, then by all means that is their right to do so. But Scott makes a good point that people seem to ignore – that the constitution would have to change to allow for a national health care plan, and we all know that such a change would be unlikely to occur.

  10. I believe that tha …
    I believe that tha American constitution is more noble than the way you would like it appears. This is a classic example why you treat you country as a spoiled child rather than a grown up. The three monkeys attitude doesn’t work anymore.

  11. Manipulate groups? …
    Manipulate groups? Ask those people who are deaf since they were born if they have health care coverage. Ask those who were born poor if they can afford health care. Ask those who have long term cures why they have to sell their homes to survive. Ask ….. just ask.

  12. I believe that UHC …
    I believe that UHC has nothing to do with the constitution …. oh but I forgot Americans are the most generous people in the world … or some of the the most selfish?

  13. yours is the most …
    yours is the most sensible comment I’ve ever read about this topic on youtube.

  14. No where in the …
    No where in the constitution does it say that it is your right to have others care for your health. The same applies for all things. Such would be a violation of the individual rights the constitution stands for.

    If you want to amend the constitution, by all means you can push for it. Our current document, however, empowers individuals and does not manipulate groups. Your suggestion is the contrary.

  15. USA will have …
    USA will have universal health-care sooner or later. In the long run no successful modern country can survive without it, as the lack of universal health-care inevitably will turn such a country to a third world economy with a majority of the poor, and a minority of the super rich. In an ideal world everybody can look after their own family, but we don’t live in an ideal world. Get real USA!

  16. The first half of …
    The first half of the comment was sarcasm (it’s hard to pick up on in text, I know. That’s my fault). I was being facetious, and I’m on the same side as you. That’s why I said that socialism is demonized in the U.S. I’m much more of a socialist than a capitalist.

  17. And btw, as far as …
    And btw, as far as concern health care, it’s the US in deep not other countries.

  18. Stop the bullshit …
    Stop the bullshit about bashing the US living here, I don’t want ebven answer to that because it’s childish. It’s very interesting that the most stable countries are thosw who use the best of many ideologies together (capitalism, socialism, liberalism and even monarchy), like Norway. Those who are more in trouble are those who don’t learn from the others and stick in their mono vision of the world (China, USA, Russia, Iran, ….). I believe That you have a very narrow view … so don’t blame me.

  19. NO, read history. …
    NO, read history. BTW, communism is not terrifying. It’s the put in place of idology that is terrifying. Lenin was different from Stalin and West European Communist was actually liberalism inside democracy. Capitalism brought interesting ideas but I cannot judge capitalism because of George Bush otherwise I should say … it’s terrifying

  20. Capitalism is …
    Capitalism is collapsing… Lol. Thanks I got a good laugh on that one. Capitalism is the reason you have a job as an Electrical Engineer, have the computer you use, and the Internet you spread your views on. You lack perspective on history and are looking at things from a very narrow view. You also sound like someone who likes to bash the US…even while living here.

  21. But socialism is …
    But socialism is communism. And communism is terrifying. Or so we’re told. The truth is, if socialism weren’t so demonized in the U.S., more people would actually be open to a NHS, especially conservatives.

  22. I see the American …
    I see the American helth care system collapsing, not the Canadian, the Fremch, the Australian, the British, the Italian, the Norwegian, …. You know, sometimes the best victory is to admit you are wrong and there is nothing to be ashamed of … actually it shows a grown up behaviour

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