A thought on Universal Healthcare

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    This is merely a random thought that has been devoloping over the weekend. I oppose universal healthcare. I feel that it is a grand idea, but impractical in execution in our current society. So in that line of thought, if it were to be implemented, why do we need a seperate plan that would cost us an assload of money? Wouldn't it be more financially prudent to simply erase the age provision from medicare? The apparatus is already in place. It would need an influx of new funding, but it would still be a hell of alot cheaper than what is beng tossed around. Just a thought.
     
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    That has been considered. It would be better if we opened up the VA model and piled Medicare and our present wish list onto that really. They already have a working database.
     
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    yeah, do that
    and fund it by increasing the tax they already withhold
    gee, how much would that cost
    and they have to do it without dropping any coverage they currently have for seniors and add no extra coverages they dont currently give those on medicare
     
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    hell
    why do that
    why not just roll everything into the plan CONGRESS has
    thats even better
     
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    That is an interesting idea, though I am unaware of the practicalities to make this work.

    The other idea is to lift the income level required to qualify for Medicaid, perhaps instituting some sort of sliding scale based on need.
     
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    Give me the healthcare that the unwed pregnant teenager gets for free and I will be happy. Why is it that the stupid get it for free, and those of us who work our asses off get nothing. I havde no problem paying my fair share for healthcare, I do have a problem with those that abuse the free healthcare they get.
     
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    Why would you have a problem with the increase if it is going to be cheaper than new tax? Of course, the coverage would stay the same for seniors. It just gets extended to anyone who wants it. The thought is in line with a principle that this country was founded on. A principle that everyone seems to forget. It is called compromise. Am for universal healthcare? Hell no. But it seems to me that direction we are headed, it s going to happen. Probably sooner than later. So instead of jumping up and down like children and shouting down the other side with cries of socialism, why can't the GOP shape their plan into something affordable?
     
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    My thoughts on Universal Healthcare... Pure Bullshit and the people that support it are the bulls.
     
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    So more of the same Limbaughesque rhetoric. Great. Thanks for playing.
     
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    The "Limbaughesque rhetoric" you speak of isn't nearly as ignorant as anything Obama and Congress are trying to push off on America.
     

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