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You need to go back to civics class. I believe the days of personal responsibility have gone the way of AARP being a good voice for all seniors not just the ones on the left

Sorry, but I do not understand your comment,  care to clarify? I am reading that personal responsibility is no longer needed in this country, is that what you meant?
Well, I guess my children were very lucky, because I did instill in them the notion of personal responsibility, and that is one of the reasons that I do not like this plan. Because it will throw lots of people into the ER that will be treated and will not have the money to pay, and I will be paying for them. Unless you tell me that this bill will take care of that.

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Pan--Your last comment, "responsibility and being taken care of on the public's dime, are tge adult reasoning behind health insurance. Thank you!

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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@hank35016 wrote:
You need to go back to civics class. I believe the days of personal responsibility have gone the way of AARP being a good voice for all seniors not just the ones on the left

If your comment is directed at me, you need to say so.  If it was directed at me, what part of my two line post did you not understand or disagree with?  What you were doing in your original argument was dismissing any program that was not specifically mentioned in the Constitution.  Are you trying to say the 3/5ths clause was never in the Constitution?   So do you believe the Founding Fathers were omnipotent and could foresee 240 years into the future?  Or was health care not an issue for them because they were still in an age when you could pay the local doctor with a couple of chickens for your care?

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NOTHAPPENING: Not only are Americans free to buy any healthcare insurance they want, they also are FREE to NOT buy healthcare insurance.  That's what freedom is - the right to choose and the right to do nothing.

 

 

What happens when those oh so free people have a catastrophic injury or illness......are you just as free to not pay the taxes it will take to care for them? It's selfish to refuse to purchase insurance knowing you'll be taken care of on the public's dime if anything happens (which it does everyday). I thought conservatives valued taking personal responsibility? Guess not.

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T147244j-I absolutely agree.

when people come in with no insurance and can't pay the bill, one of three things happen.  Over a period of time and defaults

1. Prices increase to try to make up for the unpaid bills

 

2. Staff is cut

 

3. Hospitals close

 

thank you for your post.

 

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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Hank--Can you find Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security in the Constitution? Should we give any money we have received from them back?

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All the supreme court said was the mandate fine was a tax
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You need to go back to civics class. I believe the days of personal responsibility have gone the way of AARP being a good voice for all seniors not just the ones on the left
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Government should not be in the health insurance business to start with can't find in the constitution anywhere that they should be 


But there are things in the original Constitution like the 3/5ths Clause.  That is why the Constitution is a living document that evolves over time.  It has also been necessary for the Government and its functions to evolve with time.

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Government should not be in the health insurance business to start with can't find in the constitution anywhere that they should be 


I am not sure, but I don't think that when the Constitution was written there were many open hospitals in the nation. and of course,not many doctors either. and Penicillin was not even known.or in the Constitution.

To compare our present Health care and say that it is unconstitutional. I guess that you forget that the Supreme Court said it was.
Unless of course, you don't like the Supreme Court either.

Obamacare was never an Insurance program it was a law that told the insurances how they should conduct their programs. 
I can see now and so can millions of Americans that someone has to tell the Insurances what to do, and how to do so.
I Happen to be a proponent of a Universal Health Care system. but I don't think that the US is knowledgeable enough to understand that system. I do feel that now, and with what it is coming, they will.

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