How do you feel about Hillary possibly pilfering wages to pay for mandatory health care?

How do you feel about Hillary possibly pilfering wages to pay for mandatory health care?

Hillary has said she may (and I stress the word may) force individuals to buy health insurance even if they don'-t want it. People have compared it to mandatory auto insurance. The difference is if you don'-t own a car, there is no need for insurance. How does this possible future government action align it self with self determination, which is a mantra of Liberal democrates.An Independent

budding

I read your question and the first couple of answers, it was all a shock!In fact it was almost beyond belief!You are Americans from the Land of the free?Does that mean free if you have loads of money?I have been trying for some time to find the relative costs between the UK National Health Insurance "Mandatory" deductions from salary and your Private medical insurance in USA, but it seems your costs vary from State to State?Now do you folk really believe that we in the UK are Commies, or Socialists?OK no need to answer that!Our National Health Service is far from perfect, and its true that if we are rolling in money we can also go 'private' but there are those among us that cant afford that, but we have had "Mandatory" deductions from salary all our lives.These deductions pay for our own future and present medical needs and for those among us that cant go to work because of disability , war injuries etc etc!We dont all agree of course some of us are a selfish lot ! "F you Jack I'm OK"!I'm not one of that lot, so if caring for others makes me a Commie, then OK I am a Commie!!!!

Jeremy

Well, if my wages are garnished there will be hell to pay. That woman is downright dangerous.

Mike

I think that it is nothing more than stealing from everyone to pay for everyone.Typical liberal redistribution of wealth. = Communism and Socialism.

DK2K

I'd like to know how she plans on instituting this. What about couples with joint coverage. My wife doesn't pay for insurance because she is on mine. Would she HAVE to pay even though she is covered? This plan is completely ludicrous and will never work. She won't win the election anyway so I don't think we'll have to worry about it.

Iguana

We should all have health insurance. You could crack your skull and need brain surgery. you say you are healthy now but if you get sick later it will be preexisting condition and you cant get insurance. You could run up millions of $ so don't say you will pay it off. Most bankruptcies are for med bills so my insurance goes up to pay for you. You Cons think you pay your own way but see how many of you are in rest homes on the government dime.

justice

That is what the Dems are all about forcing the individual to conform to what they believe is best for the state.

volleyballchick

Well, I guess I would rather it be mandated that you carry health insurance and have an affordable alternative than having those with NO insurance that need medical help and then CAN'T pay for it.See, what you miss is the government making individuals pay for their own health, instead of me paying higher premiums and medical costs because of someone that "chooses" not to have insurance have to get medical attention and then can't afford to pay the bill. Either way, we pay. Why not make it so individuals all care some responsibility for their own health?

Karen

Hillary was asked if her campajgn staff had helathcare coverage. She wouldn't answer. That's the democrats. It's only good when someone else is paying ... like you and me.You must be smoking if you think liberals believe in self determination. They want government to control your lives.

Moose

How do you feel about the government pilfering your wages to buy auto insurance? How about mandatory helmet laws (they cost money) for motorcyclists?The flaw with the anti-insurance crowd is that in order for “freedom” to work society has to be willing to let uninsured people die, e.g. Joe has a potentially fatal, but operable brain tumor, but he declined insurance and can’t afford the operation. For the free market to work we have to let Joe die. Are we wiling to do that?

rogueriverbob

you must do as she says,.....after all she thinks she is the smartest woman in the world,.....but, you and i know different,.....

myopinion

It will be a law that says each and every tax payer must pay a portion of their wages in order to help the health care problem. What is wrong with that. Why not pay a little at a time and not take the chance that when you get sick then you have a huge bill to pay and no money. Think about it. it works in nearly every other civilized country in the world.. why not the U.S.You know why.. because people live on the hope they will not get ill.. how stupid. And also, doctors just love the freedom to charge exorbitant bills to people.. they are very rich in this country...No, it seems that Hillary's way of the populace paying a share and the government paying a share should get everyone equal health care.Good Heavens it can't be worse than it is now. Think about it.,. we buy, or should buy house insurance.. but we hope we never lose our house.. we buy life insurance and we sure as hell are not going to benefit from it. Why are so many against the most important of all health insurance.. because each and everyone of us is going to need it sometime.. I am not sure why Americans are so ignorant on this!

heyteach

I don't care about liberal Democrats, I care about the Constitution and it's a clear violation. STATES because of Amendments IX and X could try something like this, but the feds? No.Her plan is unworkable also because she refuses to deal with the REAL problems in health care, which is NOT about not having insurance, it's about abuse of the taxpayer and violations of contract and antitrust laws by the large insurers. She just feeds the monsters.When 75% of the people who declare bankruptcy over medical bills ARE INSURED, then insurance is CLEARLY not the answer."Aldrich’s situation is "asinine" but increasingly common, said Dr. Deborah Thorne of Ohio University. Thorne, co-author of a widely quoted 2005 study that found medical bills contributed to nearly half of the 1.5 million personal bankruptcies filed in the U.S. each year, said that ratio has likely worsened since the data was gathered....Like Aldrich, Thorne said, three-quarters of the individuals in the study who declared bankruptcy because of health problems were insured. "http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20201807/...Linda Peeno, MD testified that SHE had often denied treatment JUST to save the insurance company money (http://www.thenationalcoalition.org/drpe…Furthermore:"the vast majority of health insurance policies are through for-profit stock companies. They are in the process of “shedding lives” as some term it when “undesirable” customers are lost through various means, including raising premiums and co-pays and decreasing benefits (Britt, “Health insurers getting bigger cut of medical dollars,” 15 October 2004, investors.com). That same Investors Business Daily article from 2004 noted the example of Anthem, another insurance company. They said the top five executives (not just the CEO) received an average of an 817 percent increase in compensation between 2000 and 2003. The CEO, for example, had his compensation go from $2.5 million to $25 million during that time period. About $21 million of that was in stock payouts, the article noted.A 2006 article, “U.S. Health Insurance: More Market Domination, More CEO Compensation”(hcrenewal.blogspot.com) notes that in 56 percent of 294 metropolitan areas one insurer “controls more than half the business in health maintenance organization and preferred provider networks underwriting." In addition to having the most enrollees, they also are the biggest purchasers of health care and set the price and coverage terms. “’The results is double-digit premium increases from 2001 and 2004—peaking with a 13.9 percent jump in 2003—soaring well above inflation and wages increases.’" Where is all that money going? The article quotes a Wall Street Journal article looking at the compensation of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group. His salary and bonus is $8 million annually. He has benefits such as the use of a private jet. He has stock-option fortunes worth $1.6 billion."--Save America, Save the World by Cassandra Nathan pp. 127-128"Insurance Companies Robbing PatientsRobbing patients to pay CEOs leads to unprecedented medical insurance corporation greed.Thursday, January 3, 2008 8:52 AMBy: Michael Arnold Glueck & Robert J. Cihak, The Medicine Men"http://www.newsmax.com/medicine_men/medi…Her plan can't work.

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