Originally Posted by Pawnmower
On a positive note, I truly feel everyone wants what is best for our country....with doctors having given the Hippocratic oath, it is a fact that we (taxpayers) will be forced to pay the health care of those who are not covered.
I think the arguments that we are having on this board and as a nation are good, as we come to terms with this fact...
I truly believe that most people are just focused on trying to work with this fact and lower the costs as much as possible....whether that be by single payer, private efforts, some combination system, like obama care...this will be an eternal struggle until we find a real solution...
My opinion is that health care is a right of the people, or at least it should be. In all practicality it is one since we can just go to the ER any time. We might as well work on ways to get everyone into more preventative based systems , and get everyone good health care from birth which will lower everyone's costs for the future...
Its too late for me really, but my kids and grandkids I hope never have to worry about health care as this generations and before have.
I am 100% in DISagreement about health care being a right. I think that type of thinking has already led us down a dark path. BUT I'm a realist and know that I am part of a shrinking minority on this issue. I'm willing to look at any solution that addresses the REAL underlying issues. My problem is that Obamacare does almost NOTHING good in this respect. The only thing that it does that I support is to allow for more nationwide insurance competition. I don't like the implementation but no one can argue that more competition is a bad thing.
Obamacare is one step forward and a solid 5 steps BACK.