Ever see such a group of happy people?
That's right, these are the billionaire CEOs of health maintenance organizations. Woo hoo. Thanks for the raise Trumpy.
Having a majority in both houses isn't a guaranteed shoo in for Republican proposals on healthcare. The majority is slim in the Senate and some Rs do not want tax credits for those who pay no federal taxes, while others do not want those covered under the ACA in their states to lose coverage.
There is also concern among some R governors who expanded Medicaid under the ACA. Michigan and Ohio governors, who feel their expansions have worked well, were the first to speak up, but others have now spoken as well.
Oh, but vic........we insurance will be available.
What a bonus
Oh yeah.........it was always available
I'm not wealthy by any means and I've always had health insurance, ever since I left home. I paid for it. I didn't have new cars, I didn't have a lot of those kind of things for many of those years. I did however pay for my health insurance. It's all about priority. It's funny how many people complain about not being able to afford health insurance but they have smart phones, nice cars, high speed Internet, lots of new clothes, and many other luxury items. Most of the people who complain about not having health insurance, just want others to pay for it. Everything should be free mentality. Unfortunately, NOTHING is free. Someone has to pay for it. Don't tell me what you are entitled to today, while your hand is in MY pocket.
Jim I understand it is pointless to argue with you on this.
If we had to pay for roads, you would build a road and some fool would use your road. If we had to pay for national defense you would own a gun and some fools would stand behind you.
The US is the only country that makes it's citizens pay for Health Care. And now the government doesn't even want to make them, just give them the opportunity to pay for it.
We are going to pay for roads and defense one way or another, and we are going to pay for health care one way or another.
The people who don't prioritize health insurance still use health care. We are paying for it one way or another.
The only country Vic? The countries in green are the ones with taxpayer funded healthcare.
There is also the quality of healthcare in those countries, including the waits and what they won't do. If their healthcare was so great, why do we have so many coming to the US to be treated? I guess you still want them to come from other countries for healthcare but now it will be free medical treatment on the taxpayers dime now.
I didn't say taxpayer funded I said mandatory
So most of Africa and the middle east don't.
Citizens of every country providing healthcare are indeed paying for it. Nothing is free.
One way or another.
There goes our free birth control too. What if I need an abortion? That orange bastard Trump!!
Free birth control? There is no such thing as free. Just because you don't pay for it doesn't mean someone else isn't paying for it.
"What if I need an abortion?" If someone is already in the mindset that they may need an abortion in the future, and they are planning on others paying for it, they are not mature or responsible enough to be having relations. I am not here to subsidize others s.e.x. life.
I would ask that you keep in mind that paying for other people's birth control is much cheaper than paying for their unwanted children.
And paying for their car insurance is cheaper than having to pay for damages caused by uninsured drivers, and paying for peoples drugs would stop them from stealing to get drugs, and not incarcerating criminals is cheaper than putting them in jail.
Do we really want a society where nobody is responsible for themselves or their own actions? How many of these people having kids and abortions on the taxpayer dime would not be having them if the taxpayer quit footing the bill?
I am only talking about birth control. I understand and agree that people need to be responsible for their own actions. Using birth control to avoid an unwanted pregnancy is being responsible.
How much is a rubber Phil? About 75 cents. That's less than a soda. If a couple of people can't afford to pay for a rubber, should they really be having intercourse?
If it's Dutch Treat, it's only 40 cents each, including tax.
You said you are only talking about birth control. Remember the story, Give a Mouse a Cookie?
That may all be true, but that doesn't change the cost/benefit of avoiding a pregnancy.
I have never heard of the Give a Mouse a Cookie book, but I just looked it up.
The people who actually care about not getting pregnant will buy their own if the taxpayers aren't forced to. The other 2% aren't responsible enough to actually use birth control if it was hand delivered to them, free, on a silver platter. (We both know that) These are the ones who view tax dollar provided abortions as their birth control.
Preventing an unwanted pregnancy prevents a potential abortion.
I've read that nearly half of the 6,000,000 pregnancies that occur annually in the US are unintended, and about 43% of them end in abortion.
You could keep your pants on. That's doesn't cost anything!