Are you entitled?

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Are Americans entitled to medical care?

Poll closed Nov 16, 2012.
  1. Yes they are

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  2. No they're not

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  3. Other

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  4. I was promised an Obamaphone!

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  1. AmyNation
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    Are you entitled to medical care? If you get sick, need medical attention, are you entitled to it, regardless that you can't afford it?

    It seems this is a fundamental split in our nation, those that feel medical care is a right, and those that feel its not.
     
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    Nope. I'm entitled to none of the fruits of your labor.
     
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    You are entitled to nothing.
     
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    The federal government is not empowered via the constitution to hand out any entitlement... it is an abuse of power that was assumed by those craving power within our government... this power was grabbed without amendment to the constitution
     
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    I picked other, because i don't think anyone is entitled to free healthcare. However I think all americans are entitled to affordable health coverage, if they choose.
     
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    Americans and non citizens get medical free care. The high cost of "free" insurance and medical care has nothing to do with ACA
     
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    Federal government has the power to impose a price for a good or service??
     
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    Well, a health care system based on an income tax all the way to the top, on all income, would adaquetely fund the system. And preventive care is far cheaper than care after the fact. Not only that, as is, you lose your employment, you lose your health care. Should you get sick while unemployed, the next thing you lose is your home. Then you get to file for bankruptcy.

    Now that is a real smart system. When a family runs onto hard times just keep kicking them until they are down to the point that they cannot get back up.

    The other industrial nations pay about half what we do per capita for their health care systems. They cover all their citizens, and have a longer life span, as well as far lower infant mortality. Results count.
     
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    As a practical matter yes, because we do not believe in letting people die in the streets (at least not from illness). The elephant in the room has been medical insurance, which has driven up health care costs to a point where even well-off individuals can't afford to pay these costs themselves. That is why health care is so much cheaper in most other countries. People are much more careful when spending their own money.

    Unfortunately, the idea of medical insurance premiums as a tax free benefit (originally created for labor unions) has become so imbedded in our health care system that there is little we can do at this point. Other than its political implications, government-run health care may be no worse than the monster we have already created.
     
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    It should be market driven though. I do not agree with price controls set by the federal govt. That has never ended well.
     

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