Answers to US Health Care

BBC has provided answers, in clear language, about our health care system and the proposals to fix it.

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I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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5 Responses to Answers to US Health Care

  1. aubreycierra says:

    Good old BBC. Thank you for the link.

  2. thekillerj says:

    I don’t understand how the proponents and opponent’s views are polar opposite. Both sides make good points, but they counter one another effectively. I don’t know what to believe, so I’d rather err on the side of caution and not make any more drastic governmental overhauls.

    This, by the way, is coming from a guy who has paid over $10K out of pocket in medical bills the past two years.

    • shaunmiller says:

      Understandable. I’m beginning to think that the American public would’ve been more acceptable to the idea if we didn’t do lots of bailouts or stimulus packages. If I was Obama, I would’ve at least waited another year so that the bailouts and stimulus would’ve worked (that is, if it would work). And if it does, the Obama team can come out and say, “see? Everything’s under control and we’re back on track. So let’s try and fix health care.”

      Both sides agree that there are problems with the health care system, but they disagree on the solutions. Like you said, both sides make good points. At the same time, you’re talking to a guy who doesn’t have insurance.

  3. aubreycierra says:

    I think that while it would be ideal to wait in order to gain good strong public support. However it is a needed move and people are increasingly unsure about Obama delivering all he has promise. Comments such as “what has he done since he’s been in office?” are increasing despite the short amount time he has actually been in office. Perhaps it is a move to make his administration look like they are getting the agenda done.

  4. Kevin says:

    Obama already came out and answered why he’s pushing for the health care bill. He pushed the stimulus bills one, because almost every economist on the earth agreed that a Keynesian tactic was the best method for fixing the recession, and two, because he needed to get the American people into the mindset of fixing the fundamental economic problems of our country and put faith into our government to do so. The largest economic problem our country has is health care. We each already pay a good chunk of our taxes toward helping fellow citizens with health problems (not just the lederly). Almost all the alternative plans presented by the right include direct government involvement in the health care and insurance industries. So everyone agrees that the government needs to play a bigger role in health insurance, some people just want to call it another name so it’s not…… SOCIALISM! AHH!!! This is coming from somebody that hasn’t been to any type of doctor since 2003. I hate doctors.

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