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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 18 2011 7:30 p.m. MST

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s435
Salt Lake City, Utah

Most people do not realize that almost every other western civilization (except South Africa and Mexico) provide universal health care to it's citizens at a per capita cost that is less than we pay here in the US. Our health care system is 33 in the world in infant mortality (Behind Cuba and Guam) our life span is the shortest of the 5 largest western economies yet we pay more per capita than any of them. All these facts are easily verifiable. Just google the issues.
Yet our senators (Hatch) and congressmen say this is bad for the american people. They say we have the best health care system in the world (compared to who?) and it will cost the country billions.
What they are saying is what has been done in every other western country is impossible here because special interests won't let it happen.
Research and read. Come to your own conclusions. This is about special interests. Not about what's best for the American citizen.

MormonDem
Provo, UT

The Republicans have no plan to replace the law they want to repeal. The have no plan to protect children with pre-existing conditions from losing coverage. They have no plan to cap insurance company overhead.

This is all political theater--an indulgence which, of course, gives them no pause, let alone shame, because they've all got taxpayer-funded health insurance!

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Repeal will indeed be a step backward.

A step backward from destruction of the finest health care delivery system in the world.

A step backward from an unprecedented and unconstitutional mandate to buy a product.

A step backward from massive cost increases (true costs, not the phony numbers driven by false assumptions they used to con people into supporting the original bill.)

A step backwards from driving doctors and hospitals out of business.

A step backward from passing complicated laws int eh dark of night with no time to read them. "You have to pass the bill to see what is in it" said Pelosi.

A step backward from the brink of socialism.

Gimme those steps backward!

Democrats are wrong on this issue, like most others.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

s435
Most countries are not a republic like ours, they are socialists. I guess you agree with Time magazine when they so eloquently state: "we are all socialists now."
This bill was the most pitiful bill I have ever seen passed. It was everything DN subscriber said it was and more. Who wrote the bill? It was 2000+ pages and came forward early in the Obama admin. How could he have had time to get his fellow socialists together and write that thing with such a small amount of time.

RichardB
Murray, UT

Fix it, don't go back to the socialized medicine we have had for the past 30 years. Where insurance skimmed off the healthy and left the sick to rely on government programs.

The NIT
Draper, UT

The House better vote to repeal this ill-conceived, monstosity - that's why they were voted in in the first place. There is plenty of time to prepare replacement legislation that actually makes sense and has a price tag that the country can somewhat afford. I will be watching to see how the Utah delegation votes - I trust it will be 4 votes to repeal. If not, then they will have violated my trust and ignored my vote.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Obamacare is totally unaffordable, a complete pending quagmire, ill-concieved and vastly over-reaching! It has to be repealed for the good of our country, for our future and our $14 trillion indebtedness. Obamacare is not about health care, it is about income redistribution! American voters will be watching their congressmen and women and most of those who do not vote to repeal will lose their relection bid in the next election!

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

England has socialized medicine. So why then do they all have rotten teeth?

Why do Canadians currently come to the USA for their health care?

Answer to both questions: Socialized medicine has never worked and never will. Sooner or later the costs will exceed what the United States can afford to pay.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Socialized medicine is when the government runs the who health system. That is not the case in Obama's healthcare plan. You can keep your private insurer. I have a private plan; the premiums actually went down. They have not said, Sorry, we can no longer insure you, the government will. Please, please stop using the word "socialism" so flippantly. I made the request again: Someone please tell me one socialist program that has been put in place by the current administration. There aren't any. Nothing has changed since Bush was president!

CARL
South Salt Lake, UT

When secretary of humanities and health are forced to give wavers to unions and corporations, then something is wrong with that health care bill. It goes back to drawing board for remedial works.

Lorenzo
North Ogden, UT

Get rid of this monstrosity before it comes back to bite us. When are we as citizens going to recognize that our government cannot provide cradle to grave care for every citizen. When are we going to learn to provide for ourselves and not look to the government for every single need. Come on America, wake up and get with the program, take care of your own needs and you will be better off and so will we all.

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