RollinThundr wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 14:39: Why? Do you enjoy paying more for healthcare even without having to have obamacare, to cover those who refuse to do anything but live off of everyone else?
I don't grant your premise, it's ridiculous and loaded.
Ask any Canadians with serious conditions who are on waiting lists to even see doctors, most of them end up coming to the US. Yep that socialized medicine sure is great, let's give the US government another thing to completely fuck up beyond belief. That will sure to go over great and keep medical cost down.
More TV propaganda and you talking about something you have zero experience with. Not only do I have family in Canada but I travel to Canada for work constantly, in fact I spend more time there than I do here these days. I know a great deal of people who have dealt with the Canadian healthcare system and I've personally used it myself in an emergency situation in the past. Canada is essentially one large triage system in many ways and while there are waits at times if you need care you generally get it and you don't go bankrupt doing so. The quality of the care itself is also very high despite having less specialists (which is the real fault of their healthcare system).
If the worst our country ends up with is a version of the Canadian healthcare system then we'll have made out OK on the deal. In fact I think we have worse in many ways already. We have more choice but the costs are too high. We have a pretend tiering system and accounting driven hospitals. The ACA isn't perfect and I think it needs adjustments in several areas but it's an important first step in ensuring coverage for people we end up paying for regardless.