Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare

The U.S. is the only developed nation that doesn’t have a cradle to grave universal health care system.  Several presidents attempted to provide universal healthcare, but every attempt was defeated by industry and conservative opposition. Incremental changes have covered significant segments of the population: Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. In 2010 that a universal health care bill, the Affordable Care Act, was finally signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Cry Wolf Quotes

And the other issue is Gore, $4.6 trillion -- the single largest expansion of government in American history, from universal preschool, now, to prescriptions to health care -- it is Socialism 101.

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Sean Hannity, Fox News' Hannity & Colmes.
09/25/2000 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

The last thing we need is Hillarycare. The last thing we need is socialized medicine.

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Mitt Romney, ABCNews.com.
09/16/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

Ask why Barack Obama wants to make us all wards of the state, with state health care. Is this a good moment to embrace 20th Century Socialism Lite, even if we are facing a year or two of belt tightening? Shouldn't the future be freer, with less state interference in our lives?

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National Review Online
10/06/2008 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

And if you like socialized medicine, you will love this government bureaucracy under [then-Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee] Al Gore that will actually cost seniors who get $500 a year in prescription drugs right now -- it will end up costing seniors more money and take away control from those seniors.

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Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), CNN's Crossfire.
08/28/2000 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare