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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