First lady asks for Latinos' help on health care

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 24, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    Everyone but Obama already knows that most Hispanics already take advantage of the current law that allows them to show up for free "emergency" treatment for any medical treatment they desire.
    Multiple times, I've seen it firsthand... Hispanics that had a hard time speaking understandable English, but with a perfect understanding of their "rights" for this type of free medical service. More than once, I've seen people waiting in line in emergency rooms with real emergencies while non-emergency requests for free service are taken care of first by emergency medical personnel.

    With a way of getting these free medical services, what incentive do these people (that Mrs. Obama are encouraging) have to sign up for expensive health care... with the primary purpose of subsidizing older, sicker patients? They don't have any incentive, which is why Obamacare will ultimately fail.

    In the long run, socialism never works out well. It's been tried time and time again... always will the same eventual results. And always with a high cost to taxpayers. Whenever the government gets involved with anything, it's always much more expensive. Always!

  • Scotty Boy Logan, UT
    July 24, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    If this Health care plan is so good, Why are they Begging people to sign up for it? Thy know that if people don't sign up, it would be recorded as a failure for the President. He has been a total failure anyway. How many states aren't offering the Medicaid alternative for the lower class of people? Because they know that it is going to fail, and the amount that the Federal Government is going to fund it for a few short years. After that the cost will be on the states, and the tax payers can't afford to pay more for people who don't or won't work.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    July 24, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    Why would young and healthy people pay for something most won't really need? And if they do need health care, it will likely be provided by their parents health plan, the school they attend, or good old emergency services? This plan was never new. It was sitting in some Democrats desk drawer (probably Ted Kennedys) waiting to be dusted off at the right time. It was quickly shoved into Congress and voted on, with no concern for understanding what was in it. Nancy said so. Rather than trying to fix this mess the best thing would be to scrap it, and then go back and take some good parts out, like pre-existing conditions, and vote individually on each. This massive 2600 page plan was a mess to begin with and is not getting any cleaner. I wish Obama and the Democrats would admit defeat and try again. That would be the adult thing to do.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 24, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Insurance is a risk pool.
    Mrs. Obama is telling Latinos to buy health insurance so older people will be subsidized. If they fail to sign up young people, the whole plan fails.
    You will see NFL players and Hollywood stars pitch national health insurance to YOUNG people in an effort to save Obamacare.
    Where have you seen this before? In Social Security. How's that workin' out for ya?

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    July 24, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    Preaching to low information voters will secure a democrat White House until the end of known time.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 24, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    Mrs. Obama is revealing the fatal flaw in Obamacare; its massive costs! Why would anyone who can get free Obamacare pay for healthcare?

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    July 24, 2013 2:22 a.m.

    The Non-Affordable Care Act and the WH's massive welfare roll increase is a classic use of the Cloward-Piven strategy. Drastically increase the welfare rolls with its ensuing healthcare benefits and you will crash the economy faster than any other method. Obama has consistently lied to the American public about his agenda and too many gullible sheep hang on his every word.

    Paraphrased from a book by David Weber: The more outrageous and massive the lie told by the government, the more likely people are to believe it because they believe the government wouldn't possibly lie like that.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 23, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Health care is way government helps the people of America.

    If this is true:

    * why a seventeen trillion dollar debt?
    * why hundreds of millions spent on vacations, and conferences when people are suffering?
    * why allow our to schools to deteriorate, to the point foreign people are filling skilled jobs, and many of our people can't find jobs, and are on welfare?
    * why spy on our citizens as if we're terrorists?