Why I Can't Vote For Obama

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    As a self-employed American with some health issues, I actually support some drastic changes to our healthcare system. I might even be persuaded to support some form of National Heathcare if it were set up in a way that would help reduce costs, allow more people to have coverage, and still provide the best care in the world.

    Obama's healthcare plan is supposedly about fairness. In fact, just about everything Obama talks about involves fairness. Well, life is not always fair, and it really shouldn't be. When it comes to healthcare, fairness in itself will not reduce costs, and that is the biggest problem with our system. Healthcare costs too much. It costs too much for employers and it costs too much for individuals.

    So what does Obama want to do about Healthcare? He wants to make it so that insurance companies cannot deny anyone for pre-existing conditions. On the surface, that is wonderful. With such a plan, millions of Americans who cannot get insurance on their own would then become eligible. Here is the problem with that plan. Under Obama's plan, there is no requirement to purchase health insurance. In other words, under Obama's plan, you could wait until you became sick, and then purchase health insurance.

    Can you imagine if you could do this with your auto insurance? Let's see, I won't buy insurance until I get into an accident. As soon as I get into an accident, then I'll buy the insurance and the insurance company will have to accept me retroactively. So no one would buy auto insurance, but the insurance companies would have to pay out for everyone who got into an accident. Who would pay for this?

    Under Obama's plan, this is what would actually happen. More people would choose to not pay for health insurance. When they became sick, then they would purchase the insurance. So, those who were paying for health insurance would see their premiums soar. Health care costs would skyrocket, and less people would be covered.

    This is how Obama thinks, and that should scare every single one of us. This is the reason that I will vote for McCain. I don't like John McCain at all, but Obama's idea of change is change for the worse. Punishing the Republicans for bad past performance is not the answer if it means we will be shooting ourselves in the foot at the same time.
     
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    go look at the insurance cos profits over the smae years that medicine has gotten so expensive.

    you may actually figure something out.
     
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    Wow, comparing auto insurance to health insurance is absolutely ridiculous. So now, humans(children especially) are the same as cars when it comes to getting better?

    Awful comparison
     
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    This guy's a McCain campaign plant. I recognize the writing style.
     
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    :woohoo: Woohoo! We have McCain shaking in his boots ... sending his spies to USMB! Now! Maybe they will finally "get it"! :clap2:
     
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    It is true that insurance company profits have risen. However, you could take away all of their profits, and costs still would have risen dramatically. Their profit is a spit in the bucket when compared to total costs of healthcare.

    The bottom line remains that Obama's plan, as it stands, would be a disaster.
     
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    If Obama is elected, nobody will get sick. If you start to feel ill, just send your money to Obama, pray to him at least 5 times a day and you'll be healed.
     
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    You don't understand the comparison? You don't understand that when offered the opportunity to buy health insurance at any time, people will choose to wait until they are sick?

    I'm not against some form of National Healthcare, but if you're going to force the insurance companies to insure everyone including those who are already sick, then you have to force people to pay for the insurance from day one. If you look at Hillary's healthcare plan, you would see that under her plan, everyone was required to purchase health insurance. How she would enforce this was questionable at best, but at least she understood that in order to offer health insurance to everyone, everyone must take part in paying for it.

    Those of you who support Obama look at him, and think he is so wonderful because he is promising everyone the world. The problem is someone is going to pay for his programs, and it's going to be you and me. Yes, the rich will pay more, but everyday Americans will get clobbered. You just watch, because I'm pretty certain he will be our next President.

    Jimmy Carter II is what we are going to get.
     
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    Obama is the great guru!
     
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    :clap2: OMG a sane person thank you. Jimmy Carter is going to look good IF Obama gets into office.
     
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