Published: Saturday, Sept. 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Sadly, we're missing our chance to provide everyone health care. A single
payer health care system. And people will have access to your health information
in this system. They're delivering your health care, why shouldn't
they? Not the IRS, mind you, but the health care system. Of course it won't
happen; there's a nose to be shot of to spite our metaphorical face. But,
if we'd get over ourselves, we'd figure out there's a way to make
it work. We just won't have it if someone else might benefit, too.
Ann, we are now to the point were people need to start offering alternative
solutions, not just criticism.The law can be amended. We now have
something in place. Lets work with it and structure it to work for us. I
daresay NO law about universal health care will make everyone happy, mistakes
will be made. How we deal with them is how the system will be judged.
Ann,Couple pointsObamacare is not inferior to someone
who currently has no healthcare.If you have insurance today, you
will not go on Obamacare. Just like our congressmen.I think that
Obamacare could be much better and wish our congressmen would come to the table
in earnest to make improvements, but alas, that is not the case. Can you name
any GOP proposed legislation that has attempted to make improvements? Or any
piece of GOP proposed legislation that has attempted to Replace Obamacare?It is reasonable to have discussions about Obamacare. It is reasonable
to dislike Obamacare. There are lots of problems with Obamacare.How
about we discuss those instead of writing factually challenged letters to the
Wow. These letters to the editor get more ridiculous everyday. I'm sure Jay
Leno is stepping down because he got in trouble for making jokes about
Does anyone still think that ObamaCare will provide health CARE for everyone?
Haven't they read the articles in the Deseret News? Haven't they read
about those who will not be covered? Haven't they read about those who
will received less than adequate care? Haven't they read about the
hundreds of thousands of workers whose hours have been reduced because of
ObamaCare? Haven't they read about the soaring insurance premiums that
cost $2,500 MORE per family per year, not $2,500 LESS, as Obama promised?When people believe a politician and ignore the facts, they're will
be duped. "Duped" is related to "duplicity".
"Duplicity" means "deceitful". Obama has been deceitful when
he's campaigned for ObamaCare. That program is not at all related to the
ObamaCare that you and I will have to pay for if the Democrats continue to
reject the will of the people. Even Obama doesn't want his program to be
implemented - until after the next election. If it were such a marvelous
program, wouldn't he want it in place BEFORE the election. Wouldn't
he want the people to know what his program has done?
I was opposed to the Iraq was of 2003 but was not exempt from my tax money going
to that war. If you are a citizen of this country sometimes your money goes to
pay for things you do not support.
These letters are getting more and more ridiculous....Jay Leno makes
jokes about Obama, Obamacare, Republicans, Democrats, religion, Science,
Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Mexicans, ...it doesn't matter.He
is a comedian!That is his JOB for crying out loud!Besides, Jay Leno announced his RETIREMENT [again, for a 2nd time] months ago.He
is not getting "fired" for making jokes about Obamacare.As I
said - ridiculous.
This letter is one of the most misinformed letters I have seen in a very long
time. Medicare is in the shape it is in because your Utah representatives along
with their republican cronies voted to force Medicare to pay retail for drugs
with NO authority to negotiate prices like the VA or any other nation. These
"brilliant" economists also
I agree Obamacare should be repealed. However, ONLY if it is replaced by the
health care system needed, wanted and possible for America called Single Payer
U. S. government Health care. Without any reservation, the
government of the United States of America will pay for any and all needed and
proper medical care for every American citizen and every person within the area
of control of the United States of America. This amendment to the
Constitution as created and voted into being by the people of the United States
of America to be effective as of NOW.
Hutterite"But, if we'd get over ourselves, we'd figure out
there's a way to make it work."It won't work
because...There's not enough money in the entire world to
provide all the healthcare that every US citizen wants or can use. Thus,
someone has to go without. With the healthcare industry as it's currently
constituted those who go without are the poor and/or can't get insurance
for some reason. With government provided single payer healthcare the poor will
get their care... but someone else has to go without. And that someone is the
elderly. When people get old and need serious healthcare they will have to go
without. The government will decide that because there is limited resources and
someone has to go without. It's called (by Sarah Palin) 'death
panels.' Obama told us early on how it works... 'if you're old
and need extensive healthcare, just go home and take a painkiller.'Right now, if someone in a country with government healthcare (like
England) needs care and don't want to wait in line, they comes to the US.
Where will they (and US citizens) go under Obamacare?
"Next year, Medicare patients will receive sub prime care."HUH? While I am not a fan of ObamaCare, I cannot wrap my mind around the
above comment. Patients on Medicare get the same services from the same
providers (hospitals, doctors, etc) as Patients on Blue Cross or any other
insurance company. The only difference is where that Medicare is paying the
bill rather than another company.
@Curmedgeon:"Patients on Medicare get the same services from the same
providers (hospitals, doctors, etc) as Patients on Blue Cross or any other
insurance company."Obama allocated big chucks of Medicare to
Obama care. With less resources, services will, of necessity, be cut back.
Even now, some Doctors will not take new Medicare patients. What will it be
like with Medicare funding redirected to Obamacare?
This letter is a prime example of what happens when a person overdoses on hate
Healthcare for all? Right. 30,000,000 people will still not be covered
@high school fan:"Healthcare for all? Right. 30,000,000 people will
still not be covered"Probably true. Many young people will pay
the penalty (oops) tax rather than buy insurance. And, since 'preexisting
condition' is out the door, many will not buy until they are sick and need
it. Which means insurance companies will either go bust or have to
significantly jack the premiums up.
Afred from AZ, We are already spending enough money on healthcare to pay for a
single payer healthcare system. Medicare administration costs 5% your for profit
healthcare system is paying close to 35%. As a nation we are paying the highest
percentage of our GNP for healthcare of any industrialized nation and yet the
results are at the bottom. We have the means we just don't have the will.
It will, I mean will without a doubt, come back to haunt you.
@ugottabkidn:"Afred from AZ, We are already spending enough money on
healthcare to pay for a single payer healthcare system."So, why
not keep what we have?"Medicare administration costs 5% your for
profit healthcare system is paying close to 35%."The Correct
overhead numbers are 3% (Medicare) and 12% (private insurance.) And the reason
for the difference is, Medicare serves the elderly who incur much, much more
healthcare costs resulting in a significantly lower overhead percentage."As a nation we are paying the highest percentage of our GNP for
healthcare of any industrialized nation and yet the results are at the
bottom."That's because of Americans' lifestyle of low
physical activities and overeating. This will all change under Obamacare as the
government will tell you what and how much you can eat and what kind of
exercises you must engage in... something like the life inmates experience in
jails."It will, I mean will without a doubt, come back to haunt
you."Obamacare is already haunting millions of seniors who will
be instructed to 'just go home and take a painkiller.' Obama's
After hearing all the voices for or against ObamaCare, I concluded that a Single
Payer system was better than the alternatives. ObamaCare was well intentioned,
but far too complex to succeed. There are too many special interest groups
(Democrats, Republicans, Unions, Doctors, Hospitals, Health Insurance companies,
young folks, old folks, and even states) for everything to click together.
Murphy's Law has yet to be repealed, but neither should ObamaCare.
However, it does require some major changes, and that will only happen if we
have bipartison support.
@Alfred"Right now, if someone in a country with government
healthcare (like England) needs care and don't want to wait in line, they
comes to the US. Where will they (and US citizens) go under Obamacare?"Errr they just go to a private doctors in the UK. You do know we have
public and private hospitals right.....well obviously not.I do not
know a single person who has been to the US for treatment. Please do research on
other countries health care systems before commenting on them.
Alfred, UT Brit has real experience, listen and learn. To add to your so called
premise a fairly recent poll done in Canada 90% of Canadians would not scrape
their system for ours. This shoots the myth that Canadians flock south. If you
have ever truly experienced the before and after of the ACA then you would
prefer the later, even with all it's flaws. Denial of healthcare for profit
is not healthcare it's vulturous.
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