Please answer only if you believe the government owes you health care.?
Topic: Please answer only if you believe the government owes you health care.?
June 16, 2019 / By Cathryn Question:
Abs: good essay, but none of which explains why the gov't needs to provide the things I asked about..
What else does the government of the United States owe you? Does it owe you employment? Or a home? How about a car...How about food? Does the government owe you food?
Can anyone explain Why the government owes you this?
Mikal: It is not a loaded question. I want to know WHY people think the Government of the United States owes them healthcare? Can't you answer 1 simple question?
Now, my question to you is have you ever lost your job and been unable to find another one?-YES
Have you ever lost your insurance because of it? - YES
Have you ever had to go without doctor visits because you didn't have insurance - YES
...and ended up in the ER with a much more serious condition? - NO
Have you ever, because you didn't have insurance, been denied care that those with insurance would have gotten? - -YES
Actually when I was in my 20s I had to go for almost 4 years without healthcare, because I just couldn't afford it... none of this answers why the Government owes you healthcare, or why they should be able to take my earnings away from me and give them to you simply because some people think it's a great idea...no one did that s**t for me, why should you get it?
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Annamaria | 1 day ago
Few takers I see. Oh well, here is one from the choir:
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
-- G.B. Shaw
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Originally Answered: 10 POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER!- POLITICS anyone who has an opinion on the economy, foreign policy, health care ect?
I will NOT do your homework for you. But let me at least try to get you to understand WHY you should care and take an interest in politics.
The world we live in, including the microcosm of your school system, depends, relies and is controlled by people whom WE elect. Unless we are informed, aware and familiar with problems and solutions and challenges and we either do not vote or participate, then we are destined to be judged by incompetent judges, ruled by incompetent decision makers that make our laws, and pay a high price for goods and services.
Ultimately, FREEDOM means the ability to participate in the commons.
That is why you MUST care.
I don't need a job if I get the following:
A BMW X6
A 3000 square foot home in Malibu
Vacation homes in Hawaii and Colorado
A 50" flat screen TV...oh make it 3 - 50" flat screen TV's
An open account at a high end restaurant chain
It's only fair because other people have them! (sarcasm)
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* Things the Government Should Provide - these are the things without which society itself cannot hold Defense from incursion from foreign nations
* Defense against attacks from nature: hurricanes, floods, wild boars and the flu
* Protection of life, liberty and property: criminal court, police,
* Dispute resolution: among people, businesses and lower governments - civil court, support of contracts
* Facilitate contribution: universally accessible polling places, frequent open meetings for discussion issues, unwavering support of the rights of its citizens to praise, criticize and participate in their government.
Note that defense against terrorism doesn't have its own item. I would argue that it falls under "Protection of life, liberty and property" rather than under "Defense from incursion from foreign nations," but the current president seems to think it is more of a war.
* Things the Government Might Provide - these are the things we might want to help one another out with, but without which society itself would not crumble to anarchy Protection from non-transmittable disease: health care program beyond the scope of vaccination and disease control.
* Protection from poverty: poverty is notoriously difficult to overcome, and programs such as welfare, Medicaid and low-income housing have tried to break the cycle. Their efficacy is debatable, though their goal decidedly good.
* Education (or protection from idiocy): here I will merely comment that paying for education with local property taxes is a bad idea because of the poverty -> poor schools -> poor jobs -> poverty cycle. On the other hand, completely socializing education means people will be paying for schools that they will never use. Education seems to be a semi-public good like many of the others in this category.
* Infrastructure: things like roads, airports, internet access, telephone lines, the electromagnetic spectrum could be entirely paid for by the government, entirely paid for by usage fees or by some sort of balance between the two. I am currently leaning towards government footing the bill from the start, but people paying back into the system based on use to support future improvements; regardless, we should have a consistent strategy across media.
* Things the Government Should not Provide Subsidies for items that are not public goods (sugar, oil, diapers, art). A free and open market will determine what is of value to produce and sell. (Note that in re: art, I think it may be important for government to instill an appreciation for art, for it is often said that a society's art is the measure of its worth.)
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It owes me $20, from 2001 when I had a bet with H.W. Bush about whether his son would screw up or not.
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I don't believe the government owes me health care since I can provide my own, even though it is through a government-sponsored insurance company called Tricare. So I guess I really do get it from the government.
I think the best thing to tell you is to look at India. The government there owes none of its citizens anything. Do you really want New York City to turn into Calcutta? Do you want our poor searching through garbage dumps to find something they can get a quarter for to pay to someone to sleep on the sidewalk in front of their house? Do you want the poor to eat what they find dumpster diving? Do you want them to feed their children that way?
80% of the people without insurance are employed. 50% of this country makes less than 50K a year. The government does not give away houses. Nor cars. It has food stamps for those whose income is insufficient to feed themselves.
Now, my question to you is have you ever lost your job and been unable to find another one? Have you ever lost your insurance because of it? Have you ever had to go without doctor visits because you didn't have insurance and ended up in the ER with a much more serious condition? Have you ever, because you didn't have insurance, been denied care that those with insurance would have gotten? If you go to a public hospital and they don't have a gamma knife, you can't get a gamma knife procedure. If you have money or insurance that will pay for it, you would simply be transferred where they do have the equipment.
I suspect the answer to all of these questions is no. Get back to me when you actually know what you are talking about.
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Originally Answered: I need a title for a pro-universal health care essay.?
How to save 18,000 more lives per year in the USA
Moreover, the lack of insurance was responsible for 18,000 needless deaths a year.
The above article in a nutshell points out that if we establish a health care system that allows people to visit doctors for every pitiful reason then the system will become too expensive and fail. But it is positive that universal coverage is easy possible if restricted to real problems.