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What's your reaction to healthcare reform legislation passing this past weekend in Washington, D.C.?

March 24, 2010

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Jacque Admire ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“As a person who spent an entire career in healthcare, I am delighted. There are many things in the bill that could have been better worked out but we needed to get past both the elephants and the mules and get on to fixing a broken system for the people. This gives us a place to start that task. Healthcare will be more available to people who need it and the system will become more accountable for how this country spends our healthcare resources.”

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Dennis Bixby ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“Nearly a $1 trillion cost can't be good for our country. Within minutes after passage, Moody's dropped our AAA bond rating (U.S. credit rating). Investment will begin to dry up at the same time taxes will increase to begin to pay for healthcare, which doesn't fully implement for four years. Expect runaway inflation as the treasury prints even more money. It was never really about health care. It was really about our freedom.”

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Lindsey Truesdell ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I'll be honest about my reaction. It really comes down to confusion. The bill has morphed so much within the last year it's been hard for me to follow, so I'm still trying to muddle through news articles to figure out exactly what passed. Beyond this, the healthcare debate has many complex sides, and every time I get an answer it just leads me to 10 more questions. It's something that I feel requires a lot of research before forming a complete opinion, which is something I'm afraid many people are forgetting when voicing theirs.”

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Jason Bailey 4 years, 9 months ago on What's your reaction to healthcare reform legislation passing this past weekend in Washington, D.C.?

For yet another week, a high school student has completely owned a "seasoned" adult with her insight and thoughtful approach before commenting.

Jacque: So the ends justify the means. That's what you said by "let's get past the elephants and the mules and get on to fixing the broken system for the people." Apparently it doesn't matter to you if the bill creates even more of a national security risk to our nation in the form of more debt being issued to foreign nations. Apparently it doesn't matter to you that 12,000 more IRS agents are to be hired for a total cost of $5,000,000 to make sure you purchased a qualified and approved insurance plan (or come in the middle of the night and black bag you? I'm not sure what happens beyond the fee if you don't buy a plan). Personally, I think this atrocity of a law needs to spawn a revolution of the people against its government.

This was not about helping people get healthcare. If it were, it would go into effect immediately. Since it's phased in over 3 years, that tells me this is politics plan and simple.

Once again, this issue demonstrates who are Castro loving socialists (apparently you) and who are freedom loving patriots.

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graduate2010 4 years, 8 months ago on What's your reaction to healthcare reform legislation passing this past weekend in Washington, D.C.?

Many aspects (and some that are so key) are in effect already. It is CRAZY to think that anyone who supports the health reform would consider themselves a socialist! I don't love Castro. I'm not a socalist. In most regards, I'm moderate. I have seen some wonderful people struggle with being denied access to health care because of pre-existing conditions like "allergies" or maybe they took anti anexity meds when going through a rough time.

I do think someone who has worked in healthcare gave a great answer on this question. This bill isn't perfect but it is important and it helps some people I know get help they need and I'm all for it.

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