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Government health plan premiums

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by targus, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. targus

    targus New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
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    Should self selected high risk individuals such as smokers, illegal drug users, the overweight, the non-exercisers, alcoholics, etc. be allowed access to a taxpayer funded health care plan considering that those behaviors lead to illnesses that account for a lion's share of health care costs?

    Should they be required to pay a premium for access to taxpayer funded health care?

    What about the poor who engage in these self destructive behaviors?
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    overweight is not always a result of self destructive behavior.
  3. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    And with that, you've hit on a major problem with government healthcare.

    I can then say...."Well, since I'm paying for your healthcare, I have a right to tell you what habits you must and must not do."

    I'm always amazed at folks who will rail against the Patriot act for it's violations of personal freedom...then they will support government healthcare, even though liberties will be heavily supressed through it. Not very consistent.

    Doesn't matter if you're right or not. With big brother healthcare, they get to decide what habits cause what...and the lifestyle police will be out in full force.
  4. donnA

    donnA New Member

    Aug 10, 2000
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    thought tbat was supose to be free health care for all americasn who are not currently covered by health insurance.

    and the governement and the rich would control every facet of the poors life.

    People who don't eat the food pyramid will be enxt, or those who don't eat tehir prescribeed cheerios every monring won't get the universal health care, which in reality wouldn't be universal if some are chosen not to recieve it.

    One thing people fail to consider, is that the poor can not afford to live high and mighty, eating properly, bad for you food costs less, and causes weigth problems. Yet if they bought only healthy foods they'd go hungry most of a month, starving children.
    But this sounds logical and 'christian' to some, starving people, limiting health care, allowing those with costly health care to die.