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Federal Judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, conservatives are all about individual responsibility and not looking for handouts but are object against the mandate that requires them to do just that. I don't get it. I know they are worried about "individual freedoms and the government telling us what to do" but when these people that elect not to get insurance are in car wrecks, and have devastating illnesses who do they look for help? Wouldn't they rather have them look to their insurance companies just like the rest of us?

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act - CNNPolitics

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Conservatives also rail against judicial activism, and some are calling the court ruling blatant judicial activism.

It will all be decided by the US Supreme Court, so I am taking this latest development with a grain of salt.

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Perhaps it is political posturing on a slightly different level than lame duck Republicans seeking to hurt constituents and incoming liberal governors with unpopular conservative ideas? It's funny to me how many conservatives seem to think that liberals are sore losers but can't seem to find any evidence of conservative shenanigans.

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I'm interested in hearing what you all think regarding Medicare For All, ahem, socialized healthcare. Healthcare for all, paid for by our tax dollars. Everyone has access.

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I'm interested in hearing what you all think regarding Medicare For All, ahem, socialized healthcare. Healthcare for all, paid for by our tax dollars. Everyone has access.

My first reaction is you first. :)

And then my second reaction is what do you think about socialized clean drinking water? Or highways? Or Police and Fire?

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I'm interested in hearing what you all think regarding Medicare For All, ahem, socialized healthcare. Healthcare for all, paid for by our tax dollars. Everyone has access.

I'm the original poster, so you must be asking me.

I strongly believe in equality in healthcare. The size of your bank account shouldn't determine the quality of healthcare you receive.

If this is "ahem, socialized medicine" then that is what I'm for. I only have to look at countries with universal healthcare, like Canada. Their most admired person in Canadian history is the man that started universal healthcare. Countries rated with high quality of life all have universal healthcare. The countries rated the most happiest have universal healthcare.

Given the tremendous cost of health care in the United States, it's hardly doable with our current situation. First we spend way to much on the military and have decreased revenue too greatly with tax cuts. It's not the will of the people. We all want healthcare for ourselves, but don't really care about our fellow citizen. I've seen over and over and over again people that get into accidents or catastrophic illness without insurance feel entitled to free care and are appalled it's not there for them. They just don't pay the bill anyway and someone has to pick it up.

Do i have an easy painless answer that won't hurt in the immediate? No I don't. Can we look forward and come together and find a solution? Not right now if ever.

But one can dream. Obama dared to dream and I'm appalled and ashamed at how we responded.

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Thanks for the feedback! My first 13 years in Nursing were in 2 hospitals that provided care for all (military hospital then a county hospital). No one was stressed out about access, co-pays, or life-changing medical bills and the care was given without regard to patient satisfaction scores.

Do Americans feel that the government has their back when it comes to healthcare? In my first 13 years in Nursing, my firsthand experience was "Yes".

In the for-profit arena of today, I'd say "No".

The burden falls on the patient, whoever it is, to be informed and prepared for the System that has taken hold.

Regarding first responders and basic public safety in roads and water supply, yes, from our tax dollars.

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Thanks for your response! During the healthcare debate in 2009, Medicare For All did not have a seat at the table, unfortunately. Tried to have a seat, but the special interests prevented it. We did end up with shoring up a broken, profit-driven system. Penalizing folk who didn't buy into the insurance racket??

I love Canada and how it provides basic healthcare for its citizens!

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Thanks for the feedback! My first 13 years in Nursing were in 2 hospitals that provided care for all (military hospital then a county hospital). No one was stressed out about access, co-pays, or life-changing medical bills and the care was given without regard to patient satisfaction scores.

Do Americans feel that the government has their back when it comes to healthcare? In my first 13 years in Nursing, my firsthand experience was "Yes".

In the for-profit arena of today, I'd say "No".

The burden falls on the patient, whoever it is, to be informed and prepared for the System that has taken hold.

Regarding first responders and basic public safety in roads and water supply, yes, from our tax dollars.

I worked 20 years in a not for profit hospital. I still works here but we are no for profit. They think they government has their back but are appalled sometimes when they don't. No they didn't worry about paying the hospital bills and co-pays, but they when the needed things like home health, walkers and wheelchairs, short term inpatient rehab they were on their own and appalled. That's what I meant.

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