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H.R. 1200, The American Health Security Act of 2007 (7 comments ↓)

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H.R. 1200 would provide for health care for every American and control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system.

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Brian

July 10, 2007, 11:23pm (report abuse)

This cannot be realized without establishing new taxes. Don't we pay enough already?? OPPOSE, OPPOSE, OPPOSE!!!

Suzette

July 21, 2007, 10:55pm (report abuse)

How much do you pay now for healthcare? you would pay MUCH less for this. With the same services, and probably more. I would much rather pay less and get services, even if it has to go through taxes, then to pay a private insurance company thousands of dollars a year for limited services!!! EVERYONE should be supporting this bill!

Mark

November 21, 2007, 1:47pm (report abuse)

Our health care may be corrupted, but it is a good system. It is only the corruption that is allowed to fester within it that causes over-priced health care. Those corruptions are ambulance-chasing lawyers, freeloading illegal aliens and the millions of welfare cases and low-income people that have been created by socialist policies. This is all a burden on those of us who work to pay for our health care. To say that the solution is more socialism and liberalism, is truly ignorant. Vote out the political hacks and socialists in congress, install term limits, and watch the health care system imrpove dramatically through real tort, welfare and immigration reform.

Katie

November 26, 2007, 8:27pm (report abuse)

Everyone should support this bill.... there's no reason not to. When Senator Jim McDermott proposed the bill he stated "he United States spent $1.6 trillion on health care in 2003. That is an average of $4,900 per person for the entire country. The average of the next 29 industrialized countries is less than half that amount, about $2,100 per person. Switzerland, at number two, spends $3,106. That is $1,800 less per year per person than the United States. Every one of these countries has universal health insurance except us." So how are taxes the issue? "A long time ago we made some decisions in this country: Police, fire protection, national defense, education, and highways would be issues of the common good. We would do them together. It is time for health care to be done as a common good. We have the power and ability to take care of everyone, from patient to physician to provider."

Star

November 28, 2007, 7:51am (report abuse)

No thank you. I see what has happened in other counties. I do believe that costs need to be watch dogged. I looked on one of my bills during a hospital stay. REALLY plain Tylenol costs 145.00 for 1 pill. omg.

Ted

May 13, 2008, 11:24pm (report abuse)

Apparently, Brian and Mark support the current waste of over $350 billion in overhead, underwriting, billing, sales and marketing departments, profits and exorbitant executive pay that constitutes are current private-sector profit-based "health system". Having a single NON-PROFIT payor would still keep doctor choice and redirect this obscene amount of money from the rich insurance and drug company fat cats into real medical care for the millions of middle-class (yes, middle class) who can no longer afford insurance. BTW, William McGuire, the CEO of United Health Group, made $1.6 billion in personal compensation (not including unexercised stock options) in 2005 from denying needed care to insurance policy holders (Yes, that's how for-profit insurance companies make money - by denying care). But I guess Brian and Mark feel the poor guy needs a couple hundred more BMWs, right?

Sheesh

Ralph

September 19, 2008, 1:51pm (report abuse)

The requirement that the program be "State-based" will cause its failure. The benefits are portable across State lines but the physicians are not. To succeed, the bill has to include a provision for universal physician licensure. This is what allows Europe to efficiently redistribute resources and use competitive tele-medicine services. I'm sure the State-based system will please the ghosts of Dr. Sammons and Mr. Strobar.

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