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    Should Healthcare insurance be mandatory for everyone?
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should Healthcare insurance be mandatory for everyone?
    No you shouldn't mandate profits for corporate businesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No you shouldn't mandate profits for corporate businesses.
    What about government healthcare insurance?
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    What about government healthcare insurance?
    Nope, forced participation for a service you may not need or want is no excuse.

    If I find that there is no private or government product that meets my individual needs, I don't want to be forced to buy it.
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Yes, having health insurance should be mandatory. There is no practical/ethical way to deny someone emergency health care just because they don't have insurance. Therefore, it is better to make sure everyone is able to provide for themselves instead of passing the cost off to the taxpayers. Furthermore, health insurance can encourage preventative care so that total health bills are smaller.
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    If this HC (health care) insurance is mandatory, then its the same as a tax.
    And I do not want private concerns taxing me. ..
    In fairness, all citizens should be taxed for this health care..I can see why the wealthy are so against this new HC legislation...But ,If I were wealthy, I'd hope that my attitude would be better..

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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should Healthcare insurance be mandatory for everyone?
    No it shouldn't be mandatory for anyone. If you do not want to seek medical aid then that is your business. IF you would rather pay for medical care upfront or work out a payment system then that is your business. The tax payers should have no obligation what so ever to pay for your medical care.
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No it shouldn't be mandatory for anyone. If you do not want to seek medical aid then that is your business. IF you would rather pay for medical care upfront or work out a payment system then that is your business. The tax payers should have no obligation what so ever to pay for your medical care.
    Except the taxpayers WILL have an obligation to pay for your medical care if you don't have insurance. If a guy is in a bad car accident and is brought into the emergency room hemorrhaging blood, the doctors aren't going to waste time trying to fish an insurance card out of his pocket, nor should they be expected to do so. They're just going to treat him as best they can.

    If it turns out he doesn't have insurance, who should be responsible for his medical costs? The taxpayers? I'd rather make insurance mandatory so that people can't pass their costs off to the taxpayers, by being selfish and irresponsible by not having insurance.
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Except the taxpayers WILL have an obligation to pay for your medical care if you don't have insurance.
    Then change the law so that tax payers will not have to foot the bill.

    If it turns out he doesn't have insurance, who should be responsible for his medical costs?
    He should be responsible for his cost.

    The taxpayers? I'd rather make insurance mandatory so that people can't pass their costs off to the taxpayers, by being selfish and irresponsible by not having insurance.
    I would rather require that the person who got the medical care to pay for it. Work out a payment plan. Allow hospitals to deduct it out of that persons paycheck. Maybe set up some sort of hopital community service to make up for the cost.
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    Re: Healthcare mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Then change the law so that tax payers will not have to foot the bill.

    He should be responsible for his cost.

    I would rather require that the person who got the medical care to pay for it. Work out a payment plan. Allow hospitals to deduct it out of that persons paycheck. Maybe set up some sort of hopital community service to make up for the cost.
    Seriously, medical bills should be non bankrupt able bills.
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