Healthcare Reform Bill Is Weak – Vote NO

Healthcare Reform Bill Is Weak – Vote NO

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55 Replies to “Healthcare Reform Bill Is Weak – Vote NO”

  1. wow ,really ,is that because its just now affecting you middle class people ,what you think that you are being mistreated ,then fella you dont know how wrong you are ,cause poor peole have been mistreated by the gop and bush for years while you middle class people enjoyed yourself waisting money on fany crap ,well boo who ,suck it ,we did and still doing it

  2. @theFEMAcampESCAPEE SO why are u complaining he is your man…lol….but yes I do disagree with Obama on the war I told people millions of times about how stupid the wars were and bailouts he did not spend as much as bush. Still bailouts are wrong the GM bailout made more sense but still that sucks too….but he did do more good then Bush did in 4 years

  3. @Semir313 and obama didn’t spend tons on bailouts? check the figures. 24 trillion to the banks, all under obama. do some investigating. obama is not the savior, call me a racist because thats usually the last refuge of a man with no argument. and he hasn’t cut military spending either. He pulls 50,000 troops out of iraq, but then deploys 50,000 mercenary contarctors. classic bait and switch. And he expands the patriot act after claiming to be against it. Yea hes the best ever!

  4. People who were against the bill and protest with “Kill the BILL” signs…were people who had extra cash in there pockets…and racists YES i said Racist…because majority of the Americans who don’t have health care are black,Latinos and other minorities and we all know that…Obama made sure he fought for the poor He didn’t care that some people were gonna protest and call him a nigger…Hell Bush spended our money on wars and government bail outs!!!..obama ur the best

  5. Netherland & Switzerland, 99% coverage and no public plan, but insurance companies are regulated like utility companies. Taiwan & Singapore have best medical care system in the world, 99% coverage, high quality, NO WAITING, and they are government run with less 5% GDP. Unreasonable premium, preexisting condition exclusion, changing drug formulary, deny treatment, medicare drug GAP for Senior are just plain wrong. Come on my fellow American, let us fix the healthcare for our children sakes!

  6. The people that do not have health ins. Always managed to get treatment in the hospitals that we who have ins paid for. We pay for them.They do not need ins.The reform is better for us that it is for them.

  7. that is not the only problem though, there are other things that need to be addressed adequately, such as if the health-care is good, and if it is financially efficient. Saying NO doesn’t mean you dont want affordable health care, it means that you either dont agree with governmental health care OR you dont find it efficient/good.

  8. @styrofoamheart

    This is not why the bill is a problem, what you have just stated is the status quo.
    The problem is that the good parts do not out way the bad. yes, given that the public option is not involved Americans will pay 50% of their income on healthcare on 2019, if congress does not change anything (some already pay 50%+ to insurance companies).

  9. @4sureJT

    you probably voted for bush, twice. can we have our budget surplus back? will someone wake president bush up? 2500 people just died in new york.

  10. Cenk, you know very well that there is only so much a politician can do. David axelrod is as liberal as any person in america, so if he could not get the public option in it, it means that it was not possible. America is still a center right country; obviously,liberals don’t have the numbers. Anyway, at the end of the day, people will come to acknowledge that this bill is still very good. We are all mad, but anger can only get you so far.

  11. @Zantetsudex I’m European too and honestly it was a dream for me to move to the US and avoid this socialist mandatory healthcare we have in Europe. You must pay the double to receive low quality services and then when you really need something you have to pay again and again.
    Sorry, nothing is free and when the money goes thru the government 70% is lost!
    No way. Socialism in Europe is not working and Europe is not working.
    US, avoid the same error!!!

  12. @towerguard6 Scrap medicaid and medicare. You create a public healthcare option to co-exist with the private healthcare options. But if people earn over a certain amount of income that would allow them to afford private care, you charge them a surcharge tax if they don’t buy private coverage. Those who can afford it will buy private care (and receive extra choice etc) and those who are too poor will still receive care. It would actually end up costing the US economy less than it spends now.

  13. @foolioay You can be philosophical about the government not being able to determine “quality” of care. But in the real world when so much of the US economy is being eaten up by healthcare costs something needs to be done about it. People should always be free to choose private sector care. But the system needs to be regulated on a Federal level. It is beyond stupid to have each state with different healthcare regulations and companies. It drives up costs and reduces competition.

  14. @ALibertarianCitizen The difference is that nations with public healthcare have a strong budget incentive to prevent citizens from becoming sick in the first place, as it reduces costs to the national budget. They invest more money in preventative healthcare and education to reduce smoking and obesity.

    It is ridiculous to spend so much more money on healthcare and not even get significant benefits out of the extra spend. It’s bleeding the US to death.

  15. This video is so unscientific it is crazy, comparing healthcare the way you do leaves so many variable gaps it is insane. You don’t exactly use quality comparison. Comparing Europe to the USA is insane. America has better healthcare, it just has a worse lifestyle. How many people have health problems in the US compared to other countries? It doesn’t matter how good the system is if you’re smoking, drinking, eating like a pig, and sitting around all day. I’d have died in the Canadian system.

  16. @foolioay There is a lot of research around how us being fat slobs correlates. But Canada and Australia are nearly identical to us in obesity issues, yet their costs are still almost half of ours and their life expectancy is higher. In fact, their governments spends less on healthcare (pre-Obama), their % of GDP spending is less, and yet they are getting better service on many terms. It’s a multi-factorial issue and this video does help put some of factors into perspective. Good video.

  17. @foolioay granted that life expectancy is a function of more than just patient care, the largest factor in life expectancy is still the quality of medical practice. did active hunter-gatherers with primitive technology have life expectancies comparable to those of people today?

  18. Life expectancy? We Americans are fat slobs! This is psuedo-science. why do so many “scientists” have such an inability to understand the difference between causation and correlation? He additionally indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of the capabilities of government to determine “quality” of care. This is disingenous and/or woefully under-researched.

  19. @HackneyEquine What i’m saying is that there is a reason for not everyone having health insurance. It cost’s too much money. Money is the whole problem with health care. This public option and all of these changes do nothing to fix the money problem. in fact, they make it all worse. I’m not saying that a lot of people shouldn’t have health insurance, i’m saying that giving it to everyone hurts everyone in the long run.

  20. @towerguard6 there was a time when people actually grew their own food. I like how you immediately thought “restaurant” which shows what a privileged life of superfluous spending you might enjoy. I never suggested how to resolve the debt problem. I was saying that your reasoning behind denying healthcare to americans is barbaric and shallow. If you want to get into how to solve problems instead of ignoring them, that is another issue.

  21. @HackneyEquine What you’re saying is that instead of not paying for them, we should buy more food for them and go bankrupt. And the restaurant will have to buy more food for us, which will cost money, and it will eventually go bankrupt. But that’s ok as long as they had food to last them for a few hours. Never mind that everyone eventually loses. Just keep them happy for a while while everything else goes down the drain.

  22. @HackneyEquine What you’re saying is that instead of not paying for them, we should buy more food for them and go bankrupt. And the restaurant will have to buy more food for us, which will cost money, and it will eventually go bankrupt. But that’s ok as long as they had food to last them for a few hours. Never mind that everyone eventually loses. Just keep them happy for a while while everything else goes down the drain.

  23. @towerguard6 I hear this mentality over and over and it is disgusting. What you are essentially saying in this view is, “We bought enough food for heaping portions of dinner to go to two people, but my family has five people. I decide that of the five people, myself (obviously) and my favorite son will get the portions and my wife, daughter, and uncle Ted can just go hungry. If they die from starvation, its not our fault they were too costly to feed!”

  24. More health care for the poor costs money. That’s the whole problem. As he stated, some doctors get paid for the equipment they use, but it ultimately costs the patient money. So because only the middle class and upper class can afford it, they get most of the treatment. Adding more people to the health care system is an even bigger problem because the costs go up even higher then what the guy said they do. Add poor people who can’t pay for it, and the cost goes up and up and up…..

  25. Not necessary? If you’ve watched this video including other videos interviewing doctors, historians, etc, our current(or past) healthcare is very wasteful. The only people who really had healthcare were those who were very ill. People who were going to die in just a week to a month spend over thousands of dollars just to stay alive and do unnecessary tests, even if they’re sleeping most of the time.

  26. don’t force me to pay for an obese, sedentary,smoker’s diabetic’s coronary bypass and foot amputation. That is his/her responsibility since they had a lifetime to get into their predicament. My money won’t pull them back to good health; it will only increase quantity of life and does nothing for quality of life if they make some better (informed) choices.

  27. Why isn’t anyone talking about this on the news? Instead its all about who is covered by the (corrupt) insurance companies and how providing more healthcare options for the poor somehow equals socialism. I hate how good arguments are stifled by the obtuse, scandalous and false ones.

    Also why is Reagan presented as a saint with all these numbers showing how everything got worse after his policies were enacted? The deficit skyrocketed after his policies, too.

  28. That isn’t the problem. America is in economic trouble… If you look at our government’s entitlement spending data, it shows that soon our government will go bankrupt like Greece recently. Reforming this will at least save some time before that happens…

  29. Netherland & Switzerland, 99% coverage and no public plan, but insurance companies are regulated like utility companies. Taiwan & Singapore have best medical care system in the world, 99% coverage, high quality, NO WAITING, and they are government run with less 5% GDP. Unreasonable premium, preexisting condition exclusion, changing drug formulary, deny treatment, medicare drug GAP for Senior are just plain wrong. Come on my fellow American, let us fix the healthcare for our children sakes!

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  31. JT, Woop needs the hammer in my opinion. His juvenile behavior is tedious and boring. I do not mind liberals like Steve Creekmore, at least he tries at civility and occassionally makes a good point. Hyper is a necessary evil. He is a great example of why I do not care for liberal ideology. So I vote to axe Woop. Only my opinion but the guy bores me. ww

  32. Every year the NFL video game Madden chooses a person to be on the cover, usually one of the best most popular players from the previous season and it’s thought to some as a huge honor. Well this year they had a public poll to vote and selected like 20 or so of the most popular/best players and created a bracket type poll for slowly choose who will be in it. So 4chan decided to troll the poll by voting for Hillis, and although he did really good last season not too many people really know about him or who he is because he’s on a crappy team and he just doesn’t get as much attention like the rest of the superstars in the poll.

  33. Taken on the rim of the Colca Canyon in Peru this August. Sadly I just had a Canon Powershot point-and-shoot with a pretty weak zoom, so this is about as close a shot as I could get.

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