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View Poll Results: Should the United States get rid of Medicare/Medicaid?
Yes. 37 46.25%
No. 35 43.75%
Other. 8 10.00%
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:06 PM
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I agree in part. I also believe we need to control our southern border and allow Mexico to take care of their own citizens. We then need to require the recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps, HUD, etc. to take random drug tests just like working people have to. They should also be required to learn a trade or some other means of taking care of themselves. We need to utilize the death penalty more often for violent criminals (murderers, rapists, child molesters) so that the money used to feed and house them could be used for more worthwhile causes. Tort reform is a must. There are a lot of things we could do to improve the situation.
I agree completely with this. I personally don't want a handout from anyone, just affordable healthcare, I don't think this is too much to ask for.
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Getting rid of Medicare is like hiring a death panel right here and now for seniors.
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Getting rid of Medicare is like hiring a death panel right here and now for seniors.
Not at all. Just re-direct the money from the government's incompetent hands and place it into the hands of a competent organization like the Red Cross. Seniors would not only continue to live but they might even find some joy.

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You know what else needs to be fixed before we do anything like national healthcare or even reform medicare, we need to fix all the problems with the VA Hospitals, anyone who is for national healthcare has most likely never set foot in one.
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Yes, the US should remove Medicare/Medicaid, but not all at once. The smoothest way to purge this nanny-program from effect is to stop accepting people for Medicare/Medicaid. If you stop the program all at once, people will probably freak out unneccesarily, thinking that they will suddenly not get treatment anymore. You can thank CNN, ABC, and MSLSD for that.

If Medicare/Medicaid remains, it will be up to us to encourage and help pay for Medicare/Medicaid recipients staying off of the Federal-Aid programs.

Drug tests are a really good idea for those who accept Medicare/Medicaid. Hell, why not just demand drug tests from anyone who recieves any federal money, seriously. Drug dealers at some point have to be getting tax money; A.C.O.R.N. is a good example.

Medicare/Medicaid is an attempt to ease the American People into accepting Socialized Medicine, like Cuba, Britain, and many of the other "free" countries.
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The intent of the program in and of itself is not bad.

We just need to refine it.

Lets face facts about health care.

1. Someone is going to pay for it, we as a nation will not let people just die.
2. We already have local health care that is puting hospitals and counties into bankrupicy
3. Health care can not longer survive as a private system. Who in the hell do you think pays for the premies and other health problems of kids and people without health insurance (you and I). Just because you do not see it being paid by higher premiums of those of us who have health insurance DOES NOT MEAN it is not being paid by us.

We are paying for health care now for those who do not have insurance.

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well if you have ever worked n got a regular pay check you have paid for it, so y would you want to pay for something that you will never get. kinda like telling your employer that yes u want to join the 401k n then when u retire tell them to keep the money
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Originally Posted by Eyebone View Post
I am completely against everything the "federal" government does.

From health care to education to taxation and keeping a standing army.

Also sucking our blood and sending it "overseas" in the form of "aid".

If an individual state wants to pick up one of these socialist programs thats fine.

Then if I don't like it I can move to another state.
honestly, medicare has its problems but if you dont like it there is nothing keeping you in the US. Im shure there are lots of other countries you could move to.


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