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

Not from my point of view….[Clinton] want[s] to move toward mandated government medicine, socialized medicine.

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Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, CNN's The Situation Room.
12/19/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

In the first place, bureaucracies never become efficient; they're never going to get rid of administrative costs; they're never going to reduce them. That's not the purpose of bureaucracies. It's to increase those things.

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Rush Limbaugh.
09/17/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

A piece of the roof came off with Medicare. Now the whole structure [of American Medicine] is threatened as we knew it would be sooner or later….Some people think that people are entitled to health care as a matter of right, whether they work or not. This is just as absurd as saying that food, clothes, and shelter are a matter of right- one step further than that is a revolutionary system bordering on communism.

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Dr. Edward R. Annis, former President of AMA, The New York Times, referring to Senator Edward Kennedy's push for universal healthcare.
10/14/1971 | 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