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Should the federal government guarantee health care for all citizens?

In mid-December 2018, a federal judge in Texas ruled that Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, was unconstitutional. The judge noted that Congress’ removal of the mandate for every person to have health care or pay a fine was the principal basis on which the ruling was made.

Many who are against government-sponsored health care welcomed the ruling, believing that it will allow the full repeal of Obamacare to begin. Most in this camp attribute rising medical costs to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Many of the critics of this ruling believe that the government should provide healthcare for all, and see this decision as a dangerous move toward a society without affordable health care and skyrocketing medical costs. As Congress reforms and works toward the repeal of Obamacare, the “Medicare for all” movement has been a new place for many on this side of the issue to show support.

What do you think? Should the federal government guarantee healthcare for all citizens?

Current Standings:
Yes: 53%
No: 47%
  • Cayenne from New Jersey

    Many people believe that the United States of America is the most important country, or rather the only one that matters. Whether you are one to believe that or not, I certainly don’t. However, U.S. is one of the most highly developed countries. Moreover, the U.S. is the only country at its level of development that isn’t providing some form of universal healthcare to its citizens. The countries that do have some form of healthcare for everyone aren’t particularly a better country than that of the U.S., they just happen to provide some healthcare to their citizens. Some may argue that providing healthcare to everyone will make it harder to go to the hospital. This is an inaccurate belief because no one wants to be in the hospital. No one wants to visit their family or loved ones in a hospital room. What people want is the ability to go to the hospital when it is needed. Universal healthcare isn’t something that will completely cover your medical bills. At the very least, the whole idea is to make sure you won’t suffer from the highly expensive medical fees from out-of-pocket expenses. Just because a country has universal healthcare doesn’t mean the people are getting their medical fees bypassed or paid for completely, they still have to pay. Data from the World Health Organization in the year of 2016 informed that 100 million people are swayed into the life of poverty from whatever their situation may be, but every year 150 million people are thrown into a financial crisis due to their medical expenses paid out of their own pockets. If the U.S. were to provide any amount of healthcare to its citizens, it is posssible to drastically cut that percentage in half. And, to provide more reasoning, if the amount of people in 2016 that were thrown into a financial crisis was 150 million then we should assume that the number has risen significantly since its now 2019. Thats three years more which is another 450 million people according to the data taken from 2016. There are obviously many issues and problems that the U.S. and specifically the President are having to address, however, no amount of money can amount to the life of an important person in your life. Families shouldn’t have to suffer from the financial burdens that medical bills provide to see the life of a loved one saved, or even to just check their health. The United States of America is a country that was made for the people, by the people. The year of 2019 should be the year that we finally realize and understand the importance of healthcare for a healthier, happier country.

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    • Carmen from Georgia

      We have a huge diversity of people and immune systems. I believe that insurance should be provided to those who need it. The mistake made is that everyone is forced into getting it. Only because there is no fine behind the law. Every state in the U.S. is not at the same level financially. Although some people can go without insurance plans, that doesn’t mean everyone else can. Medical bills are expensive, it should remain a choice for those who want the help and those who don’t. Like I mentioned more above everyone’s immune system is different. That’s why it should be provided, but it should be a choice

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      We have a huge diversity of people and immune systems. I believe that insurance should be provided to those who need it. The mistake made is that ever…

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    • Alexa from Kentucky

      As medical expenses rise it is unrealistic to believe that every person will receive the medical care they deserve. I believe the federal government should give everyone a fair chance to live and prosper as a citizen of the United States. No person should feel helpless when it comes to their well-being.

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  • Madeline from Pennsylvania

    Healthcare has become a necessity because hospitals are very expensive without any help paying bills. Universal healthcare will make sure that people can be covered and will not have to pay more than they can afford. This will also lower healthcare costs in general, because the reason hospital bills are so inflated is so that the hospital does not lose money due to the people that don’t carry and cannot afford health care.

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  • Ariana from Georgia

    The government should guarantee health care for all citizens because not having health care can be such a drag. For example, let’s say you break your leg and you’ll have to go to the hospital for x-rays. The cost for x-rays would be a lot but since you have health care that will cover most of it.

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  • Alondra from Georgia

    Yes because there is no reason why you shouldn’t have health care because, you can get Hurt or sick and the price of the medical would be really expensive and some people can’t afford that.

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    Yes because there is no reason why you shouldn’t have health care because, you can get Hurt or sick and the price of the medical would be really exp…

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  • Cayleigh from Indiana

    The federal goverment should guarantee healthcare for all citizens. Not only is it fair and equal for everyone but it is something we NEED. Why should some people need to pay more for healthcare or not be entitled to it at all? We need to live in a country that is fair and helps eachother out. After all the U.S. is a country that is has grown up as a place to where ‘everyone wants to live’ and/or is the ‘richest country of them all’. So why can’t we add to that list and prove it?

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    The federal goverment should guarantee healthcare for all citizens. Not only is it fair and equal for everyone but it is something we NEED. Why should…

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  • Danielle from West Virginia

    We should have health care because our right to health care could save our lives.

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  • Gabrielle from Michigan

    A standard health care should be provided for all. Not all can take care of themselves and not all are fortunate enough to have that money to pay for such high medical costs. Although medical care should be provided for all, those who work hard and have families of their own to raise shouldn’t be severely taxed in order to help others achieve health assistance.

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  • Dalay from California

    I think the government should provide everyone with free healthcare because many people are scared to go to the doctors because they might be in debt for a long time therefore they would rather be sick and even die than cause their families any troubles. Another reason why everyone should get free healthcare is because students may want to join sports and are unable to do so because they don’t have the money to pay for a health insurance. I say this from experience I was so excited to join cheer and I went to tryouts and made it in but I didn’t even have the chance to try it because I didn’t have healthcare and the cost of cheerleading was already too much. It sucks!!

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  • Chidera from Minnesota

    Healthcare should be an attainable option for all. I think that’s where Obamacare missed the mark due to the fact that although it’s members had healthcare but the deductibles were so high that it was almost like you didn’t have health care in the first place. People who don’t have health care by choice should not have to pay a fine, however there needs to be more affordable options for the healthcare in a way that it makes it seem like America has universal healthcare

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    Healthcare should be an attainable option for all. I think that’s where Obamacare missed the mark due to the fact that although it’s members had h…

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  • Alexia from Georgia

    I believe that the government should give health care for all citizens because it helps out those who can’t afford to pay the medical bills. All people should be able to be as healthy . Healthcare for all citizens would make for a healthier America.

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    I believe that the government should give health care for all citizens because it helps out those who can’t afford to pay the medical bills. All peo…

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  • Taylor from Ohio

    People should not have to sacrifice their health just because they cannot afford it. Young children shouldn’t suffer because their parents cannot afford it. No one person’s money should determine whether or not they can receive medical help when they need it. Yes, it will have some negative effects, as most changes do have pros and cons, but they shouldn’t keep people from receiving medical help. Raising taxes is probably the most noteworthy argument made to oppose the guarantee of healthcare for all citizens; however, people pay taxes for other things too like education, road care, libraries, parks, police, and firefighters among many other things. Being able to receive healthcare is not a right under the constitution, that may be true, but neither are some of the above listings and people still pay taxes to keep or maintain them. Medical care is no less important than any of the above things, and may even be more important than some of them. Ensuring that people who need it can receive medical care and general health care is well worth the extra tax money that it would cost, and no one should have to give up healthcare because they cannot afford it.

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    People should not have to sacrifice their health just because they cannot afford it. Young children shouldn’t suffer because their parents cannot affo…

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  • Jacqueline from Georgia

    Every government should have a responsibility to insure their citizen is in good health. Making sure that their citizens’ right to life is kept is the most important thing a just government should do. The best way to do this is to provide universal healthcare. Through universal healthcare service, people with injuries or diseases that may kill them can be saved.

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  • Lizeth from Texas

    Health care should be a human right. No one should have to endure the struggles of having to worry about whether they are healthy or not. That could be the case for numerous situations. A mother should not have to worry about if she or her child are risking their health because they cannot afford it. A father should not have to worry about whether his son struggling with a chronic illness is going to be treated sufficiently because of high medical costs. A person living independently should not have to worry about if he/she is going to be able to pay their own medical bills whilst working a minimum wage job. There are so many very real scenarios that point out the big flaw in America’s health care system and many Americans sit below the poverty line not because we want to but because that is how America is. And there are many who may say it’s too expensive but America is a first world country meaning we have a sufficient amount of money (which is clearly shown in military spending) and affordable health care is seen in other first world countries as well so it is not impossible.

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    Health care should be a human right. No one should have to endure the struggles of having to worry about whether they are healthy or not. That could b…

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  • Chloe from Massachusetts

    Not only is it incredibly important to support the members of our community who may be struggling financially to keep themselves living, but the United States is a bit late to the punch with this one. Many other countries have implemented forms of universal health care, and are successful in keeping it stable and keeping costs low. Our only two obstructions from achieving this same level of success are the unwillingness of the public to help those who may need more support than themselves and the unnecessary increases in medical prices that insurance companies create. If we were able to lower the cost in health care, and be more selfless, our country could reasonably guarantee health care for all citizens and become another nation with universal health care.

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    Not only is it incredibly important to support the members of our community who may be struggling financially to keep themselves living, but the Unite…

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  • Marlee from Indiana

    I think the government should give all people more health care since the people that need it the most can not afford it. Low income areas do not have the best safety for the people that live there. Most can get stuck in bills and can not afford to get the help they need.

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  • maguire from Kentucky

    Yes I do believe that medicare should be provided for all citizens. Whether someone has a decent amount of money, and doesn’t need free medicare; or someone is poor, and does need financial help to stay healthy, I believe the security of one’s personal health, and right to live, should be provided. While doing this, prices and taxes on unnessisarily expensive medicine found in pharmacies can be lowered to in return, renovate the money flow once again to help the financial abilities of the needy.

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    Yes I do believe that medicare should be provided for all citizens. Whether someone has a decent amount of money, and doesn’t need free medicare; or s…

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  • Joey from Kentucky

    Guaranteed Health Care is a very important thing that everyone should have in order to ensure equity among our population. Many citizens suffer through ailments that they cannot afford the proper medication or care for due to the expensive nature of health care and doctors today. If this high price of living healthily was reduced and Health Care was guaranteed by the government, those people who before could not afford their needed care can now receive the treatments that they require in order to live their lives. Opting for government sponsored healthcare will increase taxes; however, it would alleviate the rather hefty price that healthcare had previously cost.

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    Guaranteed Health Care is a very important thing that everyone should have in order to ensure equity among our population. Many citizens suffer throu…

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  • Tanner from Kentucky

    I believe that the government should guarantee health care for all citizens because it helps out those who can’t afford to pay the medical bills. All people should be able to be as healthy as possible. Healthcare for all citizens would make for a healthier America.

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  • Anna from Kentucky

    Many Americans have health issues that they cannot control or don’t have enough money for treatments needed. The Government will save many lives by providing health care for everyone.

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    Many Americans have health issues that they cannot control or don’t have enough money for treatments needed. The Government will save many lives by p…

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  • Josh from Kentucky

    The government should make it possible for all people to afford no matter their class. It would inhumane for someone to not get the most basic support they need in order to survive. However, healthcare should not be forced on all people or they must pay a fine. If a person feels that it is not a necessity to them they should not be forced to pay the extra money when they get it. With that being said if they get into finical trouble due to the lack of healthcare they refuse to take then it is their own fault and should deal with that. Many people opposed to universal healthcare are more conservative with the want to not raise taxes to provide healthcare for others. But, this is the same party that is “pro-life.”

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    The government should make it possible for all people to afford no matter their class. It would inhumane for someone to not get the most basic suppor…

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  • Robyn from Kentucky

    The United States Should offer free medicare for all citizens, not because it would be easy for the government for afford or that all citizens desperately need free healthcare, but because as a country we are responsible for our fellow Americans. All legal citizens deserve the right to have access to healthcare and to receive medical treatment when they are in need. Additionally, not all Americans have the funds to pay for healthcare, due to inadequate income or health issues, but if the government would provide for healthcare, everyone would have access to a healthier life. Healthcare for everyone would also alleviate the growing gap between the wealthy and impoverished citizens in our country and guarantee a equal chance at life for everyone in America.

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    The United States Should offer free medicare for all citizens, not because it would be easy for the government for afford or that all citizens despera…

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  • Regan from Kentucky

    The US is the only country that does not yet have universal health care to their citizens, however, we are still spending more than any other country on health care. Hospitals are forced to turn away citizens who are unable to pay their bills; getting medical help when you are sick or injured should not be a privilege only for those who have the money to pay for it, it should be seen as a basic human right. Providing the nation with universal health care would be beneficial for the entire nation, if the government isn’t paying for our health care, we are through taxes and other funds and that’s just more tax dollars taken out of our wallets.

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  • Reese from Kentucky

    Anyone who is in need of help should receive at least a little help from the government in order to make sure that they are cared for. It would be a good idea if it was available to people in need.

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  • Zoe from Kentucky

    The government should provide healthcare for several reasons. First, there is a federal law that requires each individual to have healthcare. Some people especially those who are disabled or poverty stricken cannot afford healthcare without aid from the government. It would not be just to penalize these individuals for something that the government could help. Second, without government provided healthcare, these people would not have access to the very right the Constitution protects the right to life. If these people cannot get the healthcare they need in order to survive, we are essential taking away their right to life itself. We as the American people are responsible for looking out for our fellow Americans, especially those who are less fortunate than us, and make sure they have all their basic rights and needs.

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  • Taylor from Georgia

    Healthcare should be required for all citizens of America. It supports for minor cases, such as medicine or needed procedures but also help for cost in major situations such as accidents. Its supposed to help people save money not in major situations. When someone isn’t paying for healthcare someone else is, so its charging from others taxes, others funds. Its not just beneficial for you to pay healthcare but also beneficial for the nation.

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  • Lance from Georgia

    Millions of people in the united states go years without healthcare. To many this might not be a big problem; it is when you are someone who has a pre-existing condition. Out of all three articles, a reoccurring topic was the impact that appealing the ACA would have on those with pre-existing conditions. if Congress was to repeal the ACA then that would take healthcare away from millions of people. leaving children and adults with diabetes, and other harmful conditions left to pay much more than just $150 a month for inulin and other necessities they need to get by. Those who say that we should be given the choice to have healthcare must have not read the articles when it said that there is no penalty when it comes to wanting healthcare. even though it may be unconstitutional to not have a tax on the ACA if you decide to opt out. We still need this for millions of Americans all of the countries. Judge Reed O’Connor needs to see has a right to his own words; he also needs to realize the number of lives he is putting at risks by making the ACA seem like its an awful healthcare bill. Luckily for those who need the ACA have people like Xavier Becerra and Nancy Pelosi who are helping the bill stay constitutional and functioning for those who need it. Healthcare is an important factor for not just us, it is going to be important for our kids who can grow up knowing that if they get sick they can receive affordable medicine without paying an arm and a leg for it.

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  • Abel from Georgia

    I think the Affordable Care Act should stay in place because of all of the benefits that it gives. If the Affordable Care Act went away insurers would not be required to cover pre-existing conditions, and there would be no cap on out of pocket medical expenses. Which means you can go heavily in debt for an ER visit without insurance. I think everyone should be entitled to having health insurance.

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    I think the Affordable Care Act should stay in place because of all of the benefits that it gives. If the Affordable Care Act went away insurers would…

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  • Giovanny from Georgia

    I think that the government should be able to provide good health care for all citizens who are in need because these days medical bills are something that can put a big burden on a family, especially those that don’t have a high income. I don’t think that the government should force everyone to get health care though i just think they should make it available to everyone and if you choose to not get it then that is your choice.

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    I think that the government should be able to provide good health care for all citizens who are in need because these days medical bills are somethin…

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  • Vivi from Georgia

    Healthcare is undeniably expensive and out of reach to many low income workers. While many state that the government being responsible for providing healthcare to its citizens isn’t mentioned in the constitution, I hope that they realize that in 1787, this wasn’t an issue they had nor predicted to occur. A lot of people say that hospitals will also become full, but that can’t be true because no one chooses to go to the hospital. That isn’t something people want to do. However, if they end up injured or in need of medical assistance, anyone is able to seek medical help no matter how much they make. I believe the government should make healthcare available, but they shouldn’t FORCE everyone to have it.

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  • wrenn from Mississippi

    i think its reasonable and people need to have it in case of an severe or life damaged injury . but by saying even though the idea was smart and next level by our president at the time. you shouldn’t force people to do it becuase then they’ll look at it as a punishment or something along those lines….

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    i think its reasonable and people need to have it in case of an severe or life damaged injury . but by saying even though the idea was smart and next …

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  • Kylie from Alaska

    I believe that there should at /least/ be healthcare for people who can’t afford it. We could have both universal healthcare and private healthcare, because there are pros and cons of each. However, there is absolutely no reason that a person should be allowed to die from a preventable cause. The fact that people die because they’re in college with a part-time minimum-wage job with no benefits is not acceptable. The fact that there are people working full-time, 40 hours a week and still cannot afford to get life-saving procedures is unacceptable. Insurance is finicky, and not all insurances cover everything a person needs. No one deserves to die because they’re in a rough place financially.

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  • Dominick from Pennsylvania

    Before I begin, I completely agree that universal healthcare will never save the public money and is a terrible economic policy. The cost of healthcare would cost the tax payer much less money if health insurance companies and hospitals could freely compete without government intervention. This is simply pure economics where the free market will always drive prices down due to competition, something we rarely see now. However, one of the few key facts that economics either ignore or glance over is that the free market thrives at the expense of a small amount of people. Typically, this number is so low that they are simply cut from the loop and forgotten by society and lawmakers. This may be fine in some situations where the adverse effect is mild and one can recover from most economic loopholes. The difference is that in healthcare loopholes, one cannot because in most cases the forgotten will be injured, crippled, or dead. As far as humans know, there is no reincarnation. Why should we let something so trivial as an inevitable tax increase stand in the way? Is the abstract concept of economics more valuable that human life? As a member of an extremely poor community, most of the constituents within cannot afford a doctor’s appointment. All have extremely short lifespans because they do not have access to modern medicine. Is it right to deny them a longer life because they cannot afford healthcare? And so, I will close by asking, “Are we ruled by money or humanity?”

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    Before I begin, I completely agree that universal healthcare will never save the public money and is a terrible economic policy. The cost of healthc…

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  • tyis from Georgia

    The Unites States is the only developed country that does not provide health care to its citizens. And yet, we spend more than any other country on health care. Which means , we are doing something wrong. Citizens in other countries can attest to how much the appreciate their health care, so i really do not see why the US refusing to keep doing it as a country, we can do alot better. We need health care for all.

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  • austin from Georgia

    i think that all people should have health care that way when you’re old you dont have to work to pay for it.

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  • Aaron from Georgia

    The Affordable Health Care Act should never be considered to be abolished. It is a detrimental factor to the safety of many citizens, without it, many individuals would be left without the opportunity to have healthcare. The safety of citizens should come first in an honest government rather then then the selfishness of unwilling government officials who want less taxes. Overall Healthcare is an important aspect of the U.S as a whole and without it America’s image would be tarnished.

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  • Adrian from Georgia

    The ability to have healthcare for everyone would be essential for not only those involved but would also help with the health of those people. It would be a bit more costly for those that are more wealthier through the means of taxes but it will allow for the lower income people to be able to receive healthcare along with everyone else that pays taxes.

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    The ability to have healthcare for everyone would be essential for not only those involved but would also help with the health of those people. It wou…

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  • Ishica from Georgia

    I think healthcare should be available to everyone. Whether you have a high income or a low one or whether your job provides healthcare for you or not, everyone should have an equal and fair chance to use the healthcare. Some hospitals do not even accept to treat you because they can not afford to pay the bill. Therefore, the healthcare access should be for everyone. You never know when you might need it and so you do not end up in debt. Many people work hard everyday and still do not get free healthcare, but this way they will. I know that people will have to pay the bills for this healthcare, but on the bright side it is saving them from paying hundreds and thousands that they would have to be paying, if they did not have healthcare.

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    I think healthcare should be available to everyone. Whether you have a high income or a low one or whether your job provides healthcare for you or not…

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  • becky from Georgia

    I think that access to healthcare should be available to those in need of it. Many people have low paying jobs which dont allow them to pay any high medical bills they may have and healthcare plans give them that extra help they may need.

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    I think that access to healthcare should be available to those in need of it. Many people have low paying jobs which dont allow them to pay any high m…

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  • Briana from Georgia

    I believe that everyone should be guaranteed health care under certain circumstances and decision, because everyone deserves to be able to go to the doctor when they need it most. It may seem unfair to people who have higher incomes to have to pay more in taxes but that’s because they’ve been given more opportunity. Although they might not like the idea of having less money to have at the end of the day this is someones life they could potentially be saving. Low Income households should not be uncovered because they do not have the funds. What i do think that should happen is that if you meet certain requirements and these people do have a job and are trying to provide for themselves and better themselves and their family they should be guaranteed healthcare but if it’s just another drunk who isn’t doing anything for themselves and is wasting away his life then I do believe that they shouldn’t be given healthcare. It’s how an individual decides to provide themselves and takes on a lifestyle they’ve been given that should determine if they get healthcare.

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    I believe that everyone should be guaranteed health care under certain circumstances and decision, because everyone deserves to be able to go to the d…

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  • Luz from Georgia

    The U.S government should provide health care to all its citizens regardless of it being unconstitutional. It’s not a bad thing to want people to be well cared for. There are people who need health care and are not able to afford it. The Affordable Care Act aids people economically. Some jobs don’t offer health care to their employees and this is the only way for them to afford it. The people saying it’s unconstitutional are those who don’t have to worry about it.

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    The U.S government should provide health care to all its citizens regardless of it being unconstitutional. It’s not a bad thing to want people to be w…

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  • Daniela from Georgia

    In my opinion free healthcare should be issued. Either way taxes are required to pay and therefore the money received by the government should be of good use to this. On that note, eligibility would have to be considered. The benefits of free healthcare would be a tremendous help for those in need and could possibly better certain risks.The ones who are helping provide such a difference in the world, shouldn’t be angry but happy because of the change their applying.

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    In my opinion free healthcare should be issued. Either way taxes are required to pay and therefore the money received by the government should be of g…

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  • Kolby from Georgia

    i believe that everyone deserves to have healthcare no matter what they may have done in the past. Some of the best people are in the worst situations and dont have access to a hospital when they get hurt or something in that matter.

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    i believe that everyone deserves to have healthcare no matter what they may have done in the past. Some of the best people are in the worst situations…

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  • Ethan from Georgia

    All citizens in this country and around the world need some form of healthcare at some point in their lives. So, even if the person doesn’t want healthcare, we should still guarantee that they have access to it. Because people be out here getting sick because of the pollution that the government allows. So, in return we should get guaranteed healthcare because they are probably causing some of these illnesses. The more pollution and stuff that goes in our air, the more we should be provided with good healthcare.

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  • Aly from Georgia

    I believe that people should be guaranteed government healthcare because some people don’t have the kind of money to pay for themselves. No one should have to go through poverty just to try to have good health when the government can take care of them. It would also be one less thing to worry about for poor people trying to make a living.

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  • Joana from Georgia

    I believe that everyone should have access to health care, weather its free or paid. It shouldn’t be taken away from those who need it, like low income households. Yes, people that have a higher income, may necessarily have to pay more in taxes, but that doesn’t mean to take this away. People shouldn’t be turned down if they don’t have the necessary funds needed to cover for them. because in today’s world, its more important to have the money to cover those in need, and that’s whats going to happen, when the decision is finally made.

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    I believe that everyone should have access to health care, weather its free or paid. It shouldn’t be taken away from those who need it, like low incom…

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  • julia from Georgia

    In the United States of America, we have a huge diversity of people and immune systems. I believe that insurance should be provided to those who need it. The mistake made is that everyone is forced into getting it. While many citizens believe the federal law is unconstitutional. Only because there is no fine behind the law. Every state in the U.S. is not at the same level financially. Although some people can go without insurance plans, that doesn’t mean everyone else can. Medical bills are expensive, it should remain a choice for those who want the help and those who don’t. Like I mentioned more above everyone’s immune system is different. That’s why it should be provided, but it should be a choice.

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  • Omar from Georgia

    The US government should guarantee some form of healthcare for all of it’s citizens. To put it simply healthcare is expensive. Medical bill should not be a hefty burden that can lead families to financial crises. The main way to avoid this is through health-insurance which will take up some of the cost, while the rest has to be out of pockets. The problem with health-insurance though is that not only can it be really expensive, but before ACA an insurance company could deny service to someone for a preexisting medical condition like a birth defect. I’m not saying the government should be forced to provide health-insurance to everyone, but I do believe it should make sure everyone has affordable access to it.

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    The US government should guarantee some form of healthcare for all of it’s citizens. To put it simply healthcare is expensive. Medical bill should not…

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  • Michael from Georgia

    A common healthcare provided for by the Federal Government is not ideal for these United States, but a necessity. Americans across the width and breadth of this nation increasingly face rising costs in healthcare and stagnating wages, and this is becoming – in my humble opinion – a public health concern. If a person can not get access to affordable healthcare, and they absolutely can not afford the costs of treatment it is our moral obligation as fellow citizens, and human beings to help our fellow men. The Federal and State governments provides security, clean water, regulated food, and in some cases food stamps. Why should the government then not guarantee access to affordable, quality healthcare? However, that is where I have my caveat. I believe the government should guarantee access to affordable healthcare, rather than force those who chose to go without healthcare to get on a government healthcare program. For the government to do so is an overstepping of boundaries that is not only unAmerican, but could set precedent for far more insidious legislation, or executive orders.

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  • Fatima from Georgia

    The government should provide some type of funding for the people. I think its important in case of an emergency anything can happen. And without having it how are you suppose to get approved of getting assisted. There’s many situations that can occur to anyone. So I feel like they should provide it. Or have some type of plan for anyone to help.

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    The government should provide some type of funding for the people. I think its important in case of an emergency anything can happen. And without hav…

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  • Jessie from Georgia

    Affordable care act in my opinion is constitutional to congress and hopefully they do pass this law. Every U.S citizen should have the right to have Obama Care, because not everyone can afford it, especially when we the people have lots of responsibilities. Democratic are definitely looking foward to affordable health care.

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    Affordable care act in my opinion is constitutional to congress and hopefully they do pass this law. Every U.S citizen should have the right to have O…

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  • Adrien from Virginia

    I think that the federal government should guarantee healthcare to all of its citizens. Right now, people from high school sophomores to those graduated from college have taken for granted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with it gone a lot of people would suffer. People could start to see denials from insurance companies based on their health and premiums could soar, making great healthcare a far reaching thought for those who cannot afford it anymore. While the removal of the ACA could see an improvement in medical practices, it also will see a rise in sick people not being able to afford the now expensive medical help they really need. While every citizen is required to sign up for the ACA, the penalty for not doing so is $0, so there is not really a reason to not go ahead and sign up and get the free health care every US citizen deserves. In the history of the United States, banks were seen as unconstitutional and it was a very unpopular opinion. Think how the nation would be today if no one had access to a bank to put all their money in, it would be a much more different place. Now, with the ACA rooted in the nation’s healthcare system, it would seem inefficient to take it away and have thousands of people lose all the benefits they have while the majority of them not being able to afford the expensive healthcare that will come after the removal. In all I think the ACA should stick around, because the world’s greatest nation deserves the world’s greatest healthcare that is affordable and accessible to all of its citizens.

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  • Lan from North Carolina

    According to the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the government should “promote the general welfare” of citizens. Although that does not necessarily mean that the government must provide universal health care, doing so would not only be consistent with the Preamble but it would also assist others who suffer from being unable to afford medical services, including low-income individuals and households. While I understand that higher income families would have to essentially pay more in taxes and the U.S. government debt and federal deficits may rise, it would be for a beneficial cause in helping others survive in a nation where the poverty rate is about 12.3% (U.S. Census Bureau), which means about 40.2 million people currently suffer from poverty and would not be able to afford health care on their own. And because they lack the ability to pay for their own health coverage, they need others’ support. Additionally, Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including… medical care and necessary social services.” However, if everyone has the right to medical services but low-income or poverty-stricken citizens cannot even utilize that right, then that statement would be meaningless for them. By guaranteeing health care for all citizens, medical services would be more affordable to the less fortunate and would not only improve all citizens’ well-being, but also help lower mortality rates due to lack of health care. If we help others, we can rise… together.

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  • Charlesie from Pennsylvania

    I believe everyone should have access to health care because going to the doctors, hospital, or any other medical place can be very expensive. If people don’t have access to health care, they may just push their problems off and not go. This can lead to even more and bigger problems and may eventually lead to extreme circumstances.

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  • Markus from California

    In the preamble of our Constitution, our Founding Fathers included “promote the general welfare” and included the General Welfare or Spending Power Clause (both are the same). This legislation and future legislation do support these clauses. In the end, we should be supporting Americans to get to the “American Dream” instead of making it harder for them to get there. The fact that Gov’t Healthcare helps support millions of underpaid or lower-class citizens should also be addressed. Healthcare is also a fundamental Human Right and the American Government should not restrict that. It is essential that we recognize that we are all human beings and we should all receive the fundamental things to live our lives in sustainably good mental and physical health.

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  • Kathryn from Massachusetts

    The Declaration of Independence states that every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And yet, for many Americans, life isn’t guaranteed. In a country where the sick and disabled can be turned away for lack of funds, life is only a right for those fortunate enough to have healthcare. Those turned away face the most heartbreaking of dilemmas––finding the funds to save their life or that of a family member or spouse. Many turn to GoFundMe, an online fundraising service. In fact, Forbes reports that 1 in 3 GoFundMe campaigns are for medical fundraising. But not every fundraiser will meet its goal.

    In a country that champions its independence and values the American Dream, it has become easy to forget those for whom this dream quickly becomes the American Nightmare. I would challenge anyone to look in the eyes of these people––a sick child, a man trying to afford insulin, a young woman in need of a kidney transplant––and tell them that healthcare is a service and not a right, that their life matters less because of their financial status.

    Above all, I would challenge them to remember the values upheld by the Founding Fathers. When Jefferson wrote the words “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” it was a declaration, not a suggestion.

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  • (Nope) from Utah

    Its trying to protect us from health problem, by making us have health care. and fix the issue with health issues before you get health insurance, the insurance refusing to cover issues over predetermined health issues.

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  • Delaney from Washington

    We currently live in a country where hospitals have to turn you away if you are unable to pay the bills. We live in a country where businesses try their best to keep employees at half time so that they don’t have to provide them with health insurance. Getting help when you are sick should not be a privilege reserved for those who can afford it, it should be a basic human right.
    The Unites States is the only developed country that does not provide universal health care to its citizens. And yet, we spend more than any other country on health care. Obviously, we are doing something wrong. Citizens in other countries can attest to how much the appreciate their universal health care, so why is the US refusing to keep up? As a country, we can do better. We need health care for all.

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    • Cayenne from New Jersey

      Many people believe that the United States of America is the most important country, or rather the only one that matters. Whether you are one to believe that or not, I certainly don’t. However, U.S. is one of the most highly developed countries. Moreover, the U.S. is the only country at its level of development that isn’t providing some form of universal healthcare to its citizens. The countries that do have some form of healthcare for everyone aren’t particularly a better country than that of the U.S., they just happen to provide some healthcare to their citizens. Some may argue that providing healthcare to everyone will make it harder to go to the hospital. This is an inaccurate belief because no one wants to be in the hospital. No one wants to visit their family or loved ones in a hospital room. What people want is the ability to go to the hospital when it is needed. Universal healthcare isn’t something that will completely cover your medical bills. At the very least, the whole idea is to make sure you won’t suffer from the highly expensive medical fees from out-of-pocket expenses. Just because a country has universal healthcare doesn’t mean the people are getting their medical fees bypassed or paid for completely, they still have to pay. Data from the World Health Organization in the year of 2016 informed that 100 million people are swayed into the life of poverty from whatever their situation may be, but every year 150 million people are thrown into a financial crisis due to their medical expenses paid out of their own pockets. If the U.S. were to provide any amount of healthcare to its citizens, it is posssible to drastically cut that percentage in half. And, to provide more reasoning, if the amount of people in 2016 that were thrown into a financial crisis was 150 million then we should assume that the number has risen significantly since its now 2019. Thats three years more which is another 450 million people according to the data taken from 2016. There are obviously many issues and problems that the U.S. and specifically the President are having to address, however, no amount of money can amount to the life of an important person in your life. Families shouldn’t have to suffer from the financial burdens that medical bills provide to see the life of a loved one saved, or even to just check their health. The United States of America is a country that was made for the people, by the people. The year of 2019 should be the year that we finally realize and understand the importance of healthcare for a healthier, happier country.

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  • John from Illinois

    John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government explains that governments are instituted to do nothing more than protect the life, liberty, and property of citizens. The government does not have the responsibility of redistributing wealth.

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  • Ben from Texas

    The government’s valuable tax money should not be spent providing health care to strangers. Some people need it, but others leech off of hard-working citizens to provide for their healthcare. And because of Government-Provided Healthcare, citizens cannot pick and choose the aspects of healthcare they want.

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  • Jake from Virginia

    This is a very hard question, but I think that the government should not guarantee health care. In places where health care is considered ‘free’ like Sweden or England it really isn’t as free as it sounds. For having free healthcare taxes have to be taken at a much higher percentage. In the US the highest percentage you will ever have to give out of your paycheck is 35% while in England, for everyone it is 40% but if you make above £42,475 your taxes go to 50%. Imagine getting a paycheck for all the hard work you have put in and have to see 50% of it taken away. With the people of America and their capitalistic mindset, I don’t see any way a guaranteed health care system could pass in this country

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  • Carl from New York

    I believe that the health and well being of anybody should be earned and not just given. Especially if it is going to cost our tax payers money.

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  • David from West Virginia

    Relying on the government for something as important as healthcare is a major loss for American financial independence. It goes against our style of economy and the individualist traditions as old as the U.S. itself.

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  • Grace from Tennessee

    I’m going to look at this in a different perspective for a moment. Imagine this: The Magna Carta, which came before the Constitution, was the document that the Constitution branched from. For many reasons, the Magna Cart was created to limit the power of the King. A notable reason for this is the fact that there was a very hefty tax being placed on British citizens by the king for battles. Since there was no restriction to the king’s power, the people of Britain payed even more than they had previously. A scutage was a payment that everyone had to pay in order to replace direct military service. This was the very reason that the United States has transformed into what it is today: to try to achieve a balance of power so that unnecessary fees are not in place. If a President, program, act of Congress, or otherwise, forces citizens to either take a part of the program, or pay a penalty, then aren’t we, as Americans, going backward instead of forward? That is overstepping the legal bounds of the Constitution by taking the unwritten regulations of the constitution and using them, as a loophole, to penalize hardworking citizens who cannot afford healthcare in any sense to raise money. Thus, this is unconstitutional. It is a requirement being enforced that the government does not have the legal power to enforce if we go by the official documents that outline the powers of government.

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  • Charles from Texas

    There is a missing word in your question; “free”. The key word is “all”.

    If the question was reworded to read, “Should the Government provide supplementary health insurance with a premium required for some citizens?” I would answer “Yes” provided the details make sense.

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  • Aidan from Ohio

    Heath care should not be guaranteed to citizens, one reason I think this is because of the fact that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution do not state that all citizens have the right to free healthcare. Also, the right to healthcare could increase our debt as a country drastically, in the first ten years it could increase our deficit by $340 – $700 billion and in the second by up to $1.5 trillion. People have the right to health care internationally, yet they don’t know about the main downside to having health care is that it would lead the United States towards a socialist type of government which would be the government distributing goods and services rather than citizens getting their own. In conclusion the government should not provide health care to citizens as it will cause many drastic changes.

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  • Christian from North Carolina

    We have a hard enough time figuring out who is a US citizen and who isn’t. How would we be able to come up with a system that gives everyone healthcare?
    People have to remember. these other countries that are doing this don’t have close to the amount of people we have or the influx with immigration.

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  • Patrick from Kentucky

    It’s bad

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  • Libby from Kentucky

    The federal government should not guarantee healthcare for all citizens because it is too expensive and impossible to make equal and fair for all people. Taxes would rise a considerable amount since the government has to provide free healthcare for billions of people. This could result in tax dollars being taken away from education or other essential departments. In general I think it is a waste of money.

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  • Emma from Indiana

    While health care is important, the cons of the federal government guaranteeing health care for all citizens well out weighs the pros. One large con about guaranteed health care is that it causes a huge deficit and lots of debt. Obamacare is already predicted to increase the federal deficit by almost $340-$700 billion in the first 10 years. Another con is that guaranteed health care will increase taxes which will affect the entire country. While this con doesn’t affect everyone, it does affect many people and can have a large impact on their lives. This health care could lower doctor’s earnings. This is not fair to them . While I understand that health care for everyone is important, the cons about guaranteed health care outnumber the pros by a large majority.

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  • Mason from Indiana

    No, I do not believe every citizen should be offered free health care because this would raise taxes, and put Americans in even more monetary turmoil.

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  • Kassidy from Kentucky

    I don’t think that everyone should have healthcare because this would cost the government a lot of money. The government could spend the money on something else to make our country better.

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  • Katherine from Kentucky

    If the government were to give “free” healthcare to all U.S citizens, that would mean that America’s taxes would increase for something that should be taken care of by the person needing the healthcare. I believe that the government has far better things to consume their time with, rather than worrying about free healthcare. Healthcare should not be taken lightly, but should be available for those who want the care, and work hard so that they can receive it.

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  • Quinton from Kentucky

    All citizens should be responsible for their own health care. People should have to work for a good life and I don’t feel like anything should just be given to people. The government is handing out to much free stuff for being in debt trillions of dollars.

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  • Logan from Kentucky

    I believe that we should not get free healthcare due to the fact it is free country and we should not be forced or fined to do a specific task. It takes away the freedom of Americans forcing them to pay for healthcare.

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    • Kayla from New Jersey

      Everyone in the country pays taxes that go towards public schooling. Even though not everyone wants to go to school, our country believes in the right to education. Everyone has to pay whether or not they are directly benefiting from the education system. It is part of our civic responsibility to our communities. Healthcare should be viewed in a similar way. It is just as important to ensure that everyone in society is provided with equal medical treatment as it is to ensure that everyone receives an education. Medical care should not be viewed as less important than education so we should be treating it in the same way as education. We should be working together as a society to make sure that all citizens have the equal access to treatment. By not having equal access to health care, we are valuing the lives of the wealthy over the lives of the poor because many times poor people don’t seek medical treatment because they are unable to afford the massive amount of bills that comes with it.

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  • Brennan from Kentucky

    It is a waste of taxpayers money. It affects the economy in a negative way. For example, Obama’s healthcare plan is a failure and has wasted over 110 billion dollars of taxpayers money.

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  • hannah from Kentucky

    I think people should have to pay for their own health care and not have it given to them by the government. The right to health care is paid for through taxes and the people who work hard to pay those taxes are forced to help those who are not employed and need help paying for their own health care. In the United states we already have the right to purchase health care, we should never have a right to receive health care free of charge, it is a service that should be paid for and not a right. If it was just given to us free of charge it would affect many people including our government and it would cause taxes to go way up.. which then could affect those who don’t have much money put to side to help them out with their house payments etc. Therefore I do not think health care should be free.

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  • Brent from Kentucky

    The United States and Federal Government has no right to guarantee Universal Healthcare to the American people. Healthcare should be given and available to every American citizen through what healthcare provider that Americans choose from, to pay for their medical services. The American people should have the right to choose their healthcare because it is up to the individual, not up to the government or state. The main argument with Universal Healthcare it would increase the amount Americans are paying. The U.S. health care spending grew 3.9 percent in 2017, reaching $3.5 trillion or $10,739 per citizen. As a share of the nation’s GDP, health spending accounted for 17.9%. If there were to be universal healthcare, it would be run by the government, and the government would get to decide what your treatment would be, rather than a private healthcare provider, that the American Individual is paying for. Universal healthcare is not and should never be a right because it is up to the American people to pay for their own healthcare, and not pay for another’s through the tax increase that would inevitably be implemented to help pay for lower class Americans who can not afford better a healthcare plan. Free Healthcare is never and will never be free.

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  • Natalie from Kentucky

    Healthcare is important especially when it comes to car accidents and medical problems that can’t be controlled. However, I think it should be offered to all people, not required. Although some people cannot afford it, I don’t think it is right to take taxpayers money to provide healthcare for everyone. Then, those who can afford it are having to pay more to cover everyone, not just themselves. Although we should share what we have with the less fortunate, I think there may be better ways to do it.

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  • Tara from Kentucky

    It is your choice. You don’t have to get health insurance, but if you wind up getting a deadly disease then that is your fault. There are companies that offer their employees healthcare because those companies want a clean and germ free environment for their workers. Yeah, healthcare might be an expense but if you wind up having a disease that could land you in the hospital for months then it is good to have so you don’t have to pay so much out of pocket for your stay in the hospital.

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  • Madelyn from Kentucky

    While universal healthcare would provide equality for every citizen of the United States, many cons would lead our country into a state with little motivation to work or compete. Providing healthcare to anyone would produce an increase in working citizen’s taxes and would drive our country into even more debt. There will be an increase in the amount of people who go to the doctor’s, causing patients with more serious illnesses than others to not receive the care they need. All in all, giving everyone free healthcare would only create more issues with our government.

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  • William David from Kentucky

    The federal government should not provide universal healthcare since it is an unnecessary form of government takeover. There are many people in the healthcare industry who would be affected by this government intervention finicialy. The people who are living paycheck to paycheck could not handle the necessary tax increase to provide funding for such a system. When the government takes over a necessary part of the economy it kills competition and stops advancement.

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  • Elijah from Kentucky

    If everyone receives ‘free’ healthcare we are still paying for it. The money would come from our taxes. More taxes for ‘free’ healthcare is just not worth it economically. The more free things our government offers us, the higher our tax rate is. While I do think that for some people or cities this would be beneficial, I do not think we are economically prepared.

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    If everyone receives ‘free’ healthcare we are still paying for it. The money would come from our taxes. More taxes for ‘free’ healthcare is just not w…

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  • Mateo from Georgia

    The reason that the government should not guarantee health care for all its citizen regardless of the believes people have. I make this claim because a lot of Americans take this service provided by the government and they abuse it to their wim. Do to this a lot of Americans who really do need the service are not eligible even tho it provides it for fee and those who have it abuse it aren’t prostituted.

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  • Abel from Georgia

    The affordable care act is in no way affordable for the american public. In most cases its not the tax payers that uses it but rather the people exploiting the system.

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  • Tyler from Georgia

    People should have the right to choose their insurance, or whether to have it at all. That being said Many parts of the law also protects Americans from shady medical practices, and should not be removed without an alternative ready to implement. getting rid of this law would have many long and short term negative effects, and should not be an action we take lightly.

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  • Erik from Georgia

    I feel that there is no need for everyone to have healthcare. Not because you should pay for something you will hardly use or want but because that falls on the buyer themselves. Also the No cap on the new version is bad having no cap on the healthcare means you have no limit on how much you pay.

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    I feel that there is no need for everyone to have healthcare. Not because you should pay for something you will hardly use or want but because that fa…

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  • Jaxon from Georgia

    Universal healthcare should not be required because it is unconstitutional now. It was previously legal due to the fine that was eminent if you did not own healthcare, and congress has the right to “tax” it’s citizens. The tax was in the form of a fine. Now that the fine has been removed they are not taxing the citizens that do not have healthcare so it is unconstitutional for congress to force people to get healthcare with no punishment. In my own opinion, i do not like universal healthcare because it is funded by taxes. The taxes come from people who work and pay their taxes while the people using the universal healthcare are not paying for it with their own tax money.

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  • Isabel from Georgia

    Healthcare should be a choice. If you do not want it then you don’t have to have it. The government shouldn’t force it upon you. The government should have this “affordable” healthcare for the people who are willing to pay for it.

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  • Halea from Alabama

    I think it is your personal choice on if you want health care or not. Either way its your money and your health. You should be allowed to determined your own healthcare without fines or regulations. In addition, if it is required for people to have health care people paying taxes are funding health care for people who dont want/need it. You are the only person who can determined how you want to care for yourself and if that means not getting health care because you “dont get sick” thats on you. Some people are still unable to afford health care with the act and then are being fined for not having enough income. How is it helpful to take money from someone who clearly didnt have enough to begin with? Healthcare and medical bills are expensive no matter which way you look at it, so it should be your personal decision on if you want to spend your money on it, or just do without.

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    I think it is your personal choice on if you want health care or not. Either way its your money and your health. You should be allowed to determined y…

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  • James from Utah

    Because it is not a guranteed right

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  • Megan from Colorado

    Healthcare and personal health is something that should be left up to each individual to choose what suits them best. A flatline healthcare across the board provided by the government would not only raise taxes, but it may not be suitable for everyone’s specific needs. The bottom line, personal healthcare should remain personal.

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  • Hugh from Georgia

    I don’t think it’s fair for the rest of the country to pay for the healthcare of the rest.

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    • Cayleigh from Indiana

      I do agree that it isn’t fair for everyone to pay healthcare for everyone who does not pay. But consider this, if a homeless person living on the streets gets sick and doesn’t have healthcare because they can’t afford it or don’t have a job, they will either stay on the streets, suffer and die or start to have serious debt once they get out of the hospital. Yes, maybe it is their own problem since they don’t pay taxes or pay for their own healthcare but they could die. On the other hand, if you pay for healthcare then you deserve it. You worked hard for your money and if you want healthcare and pay for it then there shouldn’t be any reason as to why you shouldn’t have it. It is not fair for you to have to pay for not only one other person but for the entire rest of the country as well.

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      I do agree that it isn’t fair for everyone to pay healthcare for everyone who does not pay. But consider this, if a homeless person living on the stre…

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  • Michael from Georgia

    No, because for example with my family, they never used to have health care before. My parents didn’t really need it because to them it didn’t seemed necessary. But when the Affordable Care Act came out, that was an extra expense that had to come out of their pocket. Since my dad is in real estate, he had to pay for Obama Care it wasn’t free, and if he didn’t pay he would get fined, over and over until it would be too much. So basically he was being forced to fork over money for something he never even used. If the option to not have to pay for the Healthcare no matter the economic level, then that would be fine, but since it forces everyone to have it, then no I don’t support the Affordable Care Act as of now.

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    No, because for example with my family, they never used to have health care before. My parents didn’t really need it because to them it didn’t seemed …

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  • Briseida from Georgia

    I think that it should be a choose the people should make not the government. If the people decide to to get health care then that’s fine. There are other people who don’t want it. They don’t want to pay for that. They have other stuff that they need to pay for and with is too. Its not fair that we only have one choose. People should have a say on what they want to do. Its like when you go to the doctors you going to have to pay. Honestly, i feel like for every little thing there is going to be a rule where you have to pay for everything. Some people are going through money issues and adding more to that would be frustrating. I just think instead of trying to force people into it, they should have their own choose about it.

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    I think that it should be a choose the people should make not the government. If the people decide to to get health care then that’s fine. There are o…

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  • Luz from Georgia

    I believe that they should have a choice whether they want the help from the government for health care. There’s many people out there that does need the help but there’s also many people who don’t need it nor want it. On the other hand there’s also people who do need health care but don’t take advantage of having the chance to get it instead they ignore it. People should be able to pay for there needs which will help the ones who don’t want the health care and that also helps the gov. because it means less government spending.

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    I believe that they should have a choice whether they want the help from the government for health care. There’s many people out there that does nee…

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  • Bibiana from Georgia

    Going to doctors, hospitals isn’t cheap its expensive. I don’t agree that taxes should raise for those that don’t try to be healthy or that don’t pay for there own medical bills. The goverment has already a lot of spending and that shouldnt go to health care. People should be able to pay for there own medical care.

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    Going to doctors, hospitals isn’t cheap its expensive. I don’t agree that taxes should raise for those that don’t try to be healthy or that don’t pay …

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    • Dominick from Pennsylvania

      What if they cannot afford it?

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  • Rachel from Georgia

    Healthcare is a service in which someone should choose to have or not have. The government would be spending more money than it needs to be for people that do not want it or that are not taking advantage of it. It is not fair to the people paying for it because other people are waste the opportunity to take advantage of it.

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    Healthcare is a service in which someone should choose to have or not have. The government would be spending more money than it needs to be for people…

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  • gabriela from Georgia

    no because they should have the decision to have it or not

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  • Tyler from Georgia

    I think that healthcare should not be universal and should not be required for everyone to have. It is your right and freedom to choose what you want to have within the constitution. It is not written anywhere that says that you are required to have healthcare if you do not want it. It may not be the smartest choice to go without it, but it is the individuals right to choose whether or not he or she wants it.

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  • mitsi from Georgia

    many people don’t have money for health care and who will be paying the doctors? Most of us who do have health care work really hard for it. i believe if someone wants health care then they can pay for it but if not then no.

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  • Hunter from South Dakota

    I believe that the government should not provide Healthcare because the government would have to deal with more government spending and more of a deficit would occur. It would only help the lower part of society and taxes would be higher for the general public.

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  • Adri from Utah

    It is not our fault that some of us work hard to keep healthy sp we don’t have to pay for any medical issues. We should not have to pay for the people who don’t care about their health and just slide by because hard working Americans are paying for them to be sick.

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  • Drew from Utah

    They should not be guaranteed health care because this makes people not work for things and creates a handout entitled environment

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  • Braxton from Utah

    No because it is not a right to have it.

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  • kelyn from Utah

    No because not all of americans work and deserve the privilege to get free healthcare. Hardworking americans should get healthcare because they are working for it and deserve it

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  • Jacob from New Jersey

    Health Care should not be guaranteed to all citizens because people should have to pay for their own medical care. Taxes would rise in order to cover the costs for all Americans, which would be ridiculous as taxes here in New Jersey are already outrageous. I as a citizen should not be forced to pay for another citizen’s health care merely because they are worse off than I am.

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  • Emma from Oregon

    Healthcare is a service not a right. The role of the government is to protect our rights not provide services. In fact, if the government attempted to provide us universal healthcare it would infringe on the rights of healthcare professionals to work on their terms. Not to mention that the quality of the healthcare would never come close to the quality that free markets provide.

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  • Xena from Arizona

    If health care is given to all, that means we’ll be like Canada and have to wait months to go see our doctor over a health problem. It’ll be better for individuals to earn their health care to allow them to see their doctor right when something is wrong. Plus, it isn’t fair for those who work and earn their money to pay for health care if those who don’t work get it too. Some may consider that cold and inhuman, but people should get what they put effort to.

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    • Lizeth from Texas

      When we have access to affordable health care things like yearly check-ups will become cheaper. Believe it or not but many Americans avoid check-ups due to the costly rates and variety of coverage from insurances. Yet, if affordable health care becomes a reality those check-ups will be helpful in pointing out any issues early on which isn’t as risky if the problem were noticeable later on when medical attention is desperately needed. Also, there are families who are extremely hard working and unfortunately still cannot provide basic health care for their families, so it is important to realize that in order to thrive on basic necessities in America that takes a lot of work and many many families are living that reality.

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    • Markus from California

      Keep in mind, there will be Private and Public Healthcare. Private Healthcare will, of course, get more benefits than individuals insured by Public Healthcare such as a faster wait time or cheaper operations.

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      Keep in mind, there will be Private and Public Healthcare. Private Healthcare will, of course, get more benefits than individuals insured by Public He…

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