(not my title, article title) Jail Time for Those without Health Care Insurance?

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fskimospy

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Are you saying they dont?

We have the most advanced medical staff/hospitals in the world. The problem is that our averages are brought down by the bottom of society.

We dont have the resources to provide that level of care to everyone, so we rank lower in international surveys.

We will never be a nordic Eutopia like some here think can happen. We share a border with an extremely poor country, and encourage the uneducated to migrate here.

I think it is about time we change it to "Give us your smart, your wealthy..."
I'm sorry to hear that 'America's averages' are brought down by the 'citizens of America'.
 

dmcowen674

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What is hilarious is that people like this think that if a "public option" passes, it means free healthcare. Until UHC is on the table, you are going to be paying.

Why do I have a feeling you wont be able to afford the discount insurance either?
I pay $350 a month now and cannot afford to go to the doctor since the insurance covers nothing.

You tell me, will the Messiah's version be better?

I'd like to at least give it a try.
 

monovillage

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While Pres. Obama "stopped short of endorsing the threat of jail time" we all know that any punishment for not having health insurance such as fines or any other penalty will have to be backed by jail time and threats by Government agents with guns. There is no other way to enforce an action without those threats being present.
 

monovillage

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I pay $350 a month now and cannot afford to go to the doctor since the insurance covers nothing.

You tell me, will the Messiah's version be better?

I'd like to at least give it a try.
If you're paying $350 a month now and your insurance "covers nothing" then why the hell are you paying for it ? With that $350 a month you can afford the doctor visit.
 

shiner

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If you're paying $350 a month now and your insurance "covers nothing" then why the hell are you paying for it ? With that $350 a month you can afford the doctor visit.
Well for starters you can't believe a word he says. Dave is so full of shit they built a waste treatment plant just for the stuff that comes out of his mouth.
 

fskimospy

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Medicare isn't forced so it has no bearing on the Constitutionality of mandated health insurance.
Oh, so you don't have to pay medicare taxes? So being forced to pay for health care that you can't use = constitutional, but being forced to pay for health care that you CAN use = unconstitutional.

Gotcha.
 

fskimospy

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While Pres. Obama "stopped short of endorsing the threat of jail time" we all know that any punishment for not having health insurance such as fines or any other penalty will have to be backed by jail time and threats by Government agents with guns. There is no other way to enforce an action without those threats being present.
As has been mentioned in previous threads, no it won't. The IRS does not pursue tax liabilities in the amounts we are talking with jail time.
 

lupi

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Without a doubt the most dispicable portion of the legislation those idiots are proposing under the guise of health care reform. The nation was founded by those deeking self representation and tax reform, and these idiots want to add a "you're an american" tax.
 

OCGuy

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I'm sorry to hear that 'America's averages' are brought down by the 'citizens of America'.
Really? Are they all citizens?

Dont attack the messenger. If you have something to refute what I am saying, post that instead.

If you think that the supply of great healthcare can meet the demand that this country has for it, I want to hear about it.
 

fskimospy

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Really? Are they all citizens?

Dont attack the messenger. If you have something to refute what I am saying, post that instead.

If you think that the supply of great healthcare can meet the demand that this country has for it, I want to hear about it.
The vast, vast majority of them are. Studies have been done many times that show illegal immigrants (and really immigrants in general) exert a fairly minor influence on our system as a whole.

I did refute what you said, you were trying to draw a distinction where one does not exist. America is America, not 'Rich America' and 'Poor America'. The fact that other countries understand this fact better than we do is one of the reasons why their health care systems are so superior. Food for thought!
 

OCGuy

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The vast, vast majority of them are. Studies have been done many times that show illegal immigrants (and really immigrants in general) exert a fairly minor influence on our system as a whole.

I did refute what you said, you were trying to draw a distinction where one does not exist. America is America, not 'Rich America' and 'Poor America'. The fact that other countries understand this fact better than we do is one of the reasons why their health care systems are so superior. Food for thought!
So you honestly believe that this country could provide free healthcare to every resident, (not that this is on the table) with a population of 303,000,000?

In a country where the bottom income brackets pay no federal tax outside of SS and Medicare?

And where those same people are more likely to need healthcare due to lifestyle choices? (Smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise)

There is no room for being PC in a major debate.
 

fskimospy

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So you honestly believe that this country could provide free healthcare to every resident, (not that this is on the table) with a population of 303,000,000?

In a country where the bottom income brackets pay no federal tax outside of SS and Medicare?

And where those same people are more likely to need healthcare due to lifestyle choices? (Smoking, eating bad, lack of exercise)

There is no room for being PC in a major debate.
Free health care what? What health care is ever free? Of course there would have to be health care taxes, but as I've said many times everyone in America, rich, poor, whatever already pays truckloads of health care taxes levied on us by businesses when we buy their goods. You are confusing a whole load of different issues and somehow coming out the other end with 'free health care!'. Look at Germany and you've got a good blueprint.

There was a study done recently that indicates that fat, sedentary smokers cost less to treat over a lifetime than track stars because they tend to die of heart attacks when they are 50-60 instead of racking up large numbers of costly chronic conditions in their super fitness extended lives.

I'm not sure what political correctness has to do with this so I guess I'll ignore that.
 

blackangst1

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I pay $350 a month now and cannot afford to go to the doctor since the insurance covers nothing.

You tell me, will the Messiah's version be better?

I'd like to at least give it a try.
According to the CBO it will be more expensive. Enjoy.
 

blackangst1

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But will I be able to afford to go the doctor?

My wife went recently for ordinary check up and prescription renewal and it cost $900.

So are you saying it will be $900 a month? $1,800 a month for two?

What will it be?
You said earlier you are paying $300/mo for insurance. Do you mean car insurance? Because if you pay for health ins, and a routine visit with prescription renewal is $900, I call bullshit. Hell, you can get a doc appt with prescription renewal without insurance for less than $300.

Youre full of shit.

edit: wow...it threw an unrelated quote in here lol
 
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SphinxnihpS

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Surely you understand the difference between - on the one hand - a system in which the highest-tech, most sophisticated medical services are available and - on the other hand - a system in which a large and growing percentage of the population has no medical insurance and/or is one serious illness away from bankruptcy.

The fact that the best-possible medical care is available in the U.S. is irrelevant when the AVERAGE medical care in the U.S. is among the worst of all first-world countries.
So what? The US is a capitalist society, and that is why our shit is the best. Without an incentive (profit) to be the best, it won't be.

Also, who is going to provide all this care? Been to the MD lately? There is already a shortage of family practitioners. UHC will create a VAST shortage of them, and ZERO incentive to become one.

Altruists fail at recognizing the logistics of the system they propose. This says nothing about the insane bureaucracy this kind of bill will create.

Socialism simply does not work. History shows this over and over.
 

dmcowen674

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You said earlier you are paying $300/mo for insurance. Do you mean car insurance? Because if you pay for health ins, and a routine visit with prescription renewal is $900, I call bullshit. Hell, you can get a doc appt with prescription renewal without insurance for less than $300.

Youre full of shit.

edit: wow...it threw an unrelated quote in here lol
No, car insurance is a lot less at $100 month.

I've always stated anyone can come on by and look at the bills themselves.
 

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