March 23rd, 2010
07:45 AM ET

Sound Off: Your Comments 3/23/10

Editor's Note: You gave us your opinion of the health care reform and said you wanted more information on what it means for them personally: pre-existing conditions, hospitals, and illegal aliens.

You never explain that a good part (25% at least) of the people against the health bill are those who want it to be more liberal....more like Medicare....and would be supporters in a pinch. You leave the impression that all opposed are actually opposed (on the right)

One of your correspondents mentioned that states mandate auto insurance, so the states should be able to mandate health insurance. Point of clarity, states mandate liability insurance because drivers can injure or kill others; it is for other peoples' protection. Not the same as medical insurance, if you don't want to go to the doctor, then don't go, you’re the one that ends up sick, no one else harmed.... come on guys, this is terrible for our country....

Republicans main goal in this whole debate seems to not have any changes to the present health care system, like there is nothing wrong with it. Blowing their trumpet about the threat of socialism. My question is to these great American representatives "Exactly what is Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and veteran hospitals if they are not socialism??

I agree with the Health Care bill that was passed, other than the fact that it doesn't go far enough to rein in costs. But I feel it won't matter because the Republicans control the one branch of government against which there is no recourse. The Supreme Court will rule this bill unconstitutional. All the Republicans have to do is get any weak argument in front of the SCOTUS and Roberts and his gang will squash it. They proved their allegiance with special interests when they ruled free speech means the right to buy elected officials.

I have not heard any mention of how the Health Care Bill will affect hospitals' requirements to service illegal aliens who do not have insurance, but come across the border to get free baby delivery and care, etc. If everyone must have health insurance, does it also mean that hospitals can now refuse delivery and care in such cases. Americans are currently paying for this.

With the Billions that have been raise for Haiti–why hasn't there been faster progress to provide –more durable tents, clean water, food, It seems unreasonable with that amount of money-things are not happening faster. Is the money caught up in "RED Tape." KEEP Them Honest Anderson

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jack L. Crain

    The Health Care Circus is over. Now the Carnival from Hell begins. GOP obstuctionists could go to far, defeat the reconcilliation bill and end up with the Senate bill as passed going forward. Then let's see who the public will blame. I also think that the passage of this bill that is now the law of the land spells the beginning of the end for the Tea Party and Hate Raido. Their tacticts failed. They have no more dirty tricks up their sleeves. Misrepresentation and fear mongering were not enough to stop the nation's march toward Civilization.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  2. Penny

    The person that said " Not the same as medical insurance, if you don't want to go to the doctor, then don't go," Eventually people get sick and do end up in the emergency room regardless if they have insurance or can pay for it. My question is; Who does pay for all the uninsured people who go to the hospital for treatment? And believe me they do go for medical attention even without insurance. Who foots the bill?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  3. Wynndie

    Baby killers? is this the best they have? If it did (which it does not) cover abortion, wouldn't that be better than it to be born but die a slow death denying health care? It's like Republicans want to choose the weapon they use to kill you. THey believed their on hype that American's are not critical thinkers?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    How narrow minded of Republicans in their attempt to make it look like only Democrats need health care, Republicans and Independents need health care also. Where did Republicans get their divided none existant statistics that they feel will get them back in control.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  5. Angela

    Better control and prosecution of fraud within the health care system is an absolute must. This is probably the biggest problem within the health care system. And what about making all the health insurers not-for-profit? If the need to answer to shareholders were taken away they could worry about taking care of their insureds not making a profit for the shareholders.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  6. shawn morris

    We keep hearing from Republicans that congress hasn't listened to the people. It seems to me they have finally listened to the people and not just the insurance industry! I couldn't be more grateful! As someone who is battling a chronic disease and who is in pain all the time, I am hopeful that I will no longer be uneligible for health coverage. I've already lost my home and we are nearly bankrupt. This bill could not come to quick for our family. Thank you Obama! Thank you Congress!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  7. V Wolsk, NYC

    I would like more info on how the new healthcare bill affects availability and coverage of abortion. Since medicaid is state determined and covers abortion in some states will it be affected?

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am |