by Countable | 3.28.17
American democracy depends on the voice of its people. That's why Countable created a simple tool for you to send your thoughts directly to the White House. This week, watch America talk to Trump about healthcare.
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Healthcare is essential for all Americans. Try reading instead of listening to the rhetoric passed onto you by the republicans who care only about their own pockets. Giving us plans that cover nothing doesn't help anyone. You want to cut the very programs that would support the fetus' you want to save. That is just cruel and evil. You have shown you are totally incompetent and Russia has made you look like a fool. Only 36% of Americans approve of you and your administration and that includes racists and white supremacist nationalists. You are a disgusting disgrace. Stop interfering with justice and if you have nothing to hide let an independent commission do the investigation that the American people want. Russia is interfering with our democracy here as well as other countries around the world. You are the biggest leak around. If anyone else leaked your illegal Un-American actions it is because they care about our country unlike you. You are responsible for your cabinet and who you hired. You talk about extreme vetting for refugees but you can't even accomplish vetting your own staff. You are all corrupt. The only thing you are the best at is being the most corrupt irresponsible President in American history. You beat Nixon. Yes Hillary did win the "popular" vote by over 3 million valid and Legal votes. Yes there were over a million people at the March nowhere near the attendance of your inauguration for good reason. You are all comprised and should be in jail. That day will come and the celebration with be the biglyest ever!!! Haste la vista fool.
It's obvious that the only way forward is the move toward a single payer plan. We are the only developed country without universal health care, a terrible position for a nation that supposedly leads the world. With universal health care, the middleman of insurance companies would be a eliminated for the basic needs of millions, preventative care will lower the over dependence on emergency rooms by being able to take care of people and screen them for possible health issues. With every one covered and paying into the universal plan, there will be enough money to take care of those who have serious health issues while calming those who may fear catastrophic events. With a single payer plan the government will be able to negotiate drug costs, procedure and hospital costs and set a precedent for a national health goal. Insurance companies can sell insurance that the universal health plan does not cover, elective surgeries and the like. The way I see it it is a simple expansion of Medicare for everyone, everyone would pay into it like we already do for Social Security. It will be separate from tax revenues and congress should not be able to borrow from it like they have from SS. Yes the average citizen will be paying more in so called taxes, but they will be relieved from paying outrageous health insurance premiums and they will not have to navigate a confusing insurance marketplace, a market place where the premiums only go up as health costs rise because drug companies and hospitals cannot be held accountable for their charges and fees. A single payer plan for all Americans will have the clout to control those costs making it better for everyone.
Medicare for all! Endorse Bernie Sanders new bill!
The ACA does NOT need to be repealed. It needs to be REPAIRED!! Fix the pharmacy problems. Fix Tort reform issues. Fix the "for profit" exorbitant CEO salaries! There are solutions for making this better. JUST DO IT!!
The GOP had 7 years to come with a replacement to the ACA. They spent those 7 years bad mouthing the program and thwarting it at every opportunity. Now when push came to shove and they are in charge as usual they fell short. They never had a plan. They don't care about the health and well being if the American people. They only care about themselves and their own profits. And our so called President is more if the same. All talk. They are a bunch of con men who have duped the American people.
The time is now. Healthcare is a human right. Medicare for all.
You, Mr. President, said during a rally and several interviews that you wanted ALL Americans to have health insurance. That is Single Payer Medicare for all. Keep your campaign promise and people will start to respect you. Break that promise? You and the GOP will pay dearly at the polls.
Donald: you promised your supporters "insurance for everybody", lower premiums, and better coverage while keeping the best parts of Obamacare. You also wrote in your book that the United States should commit itself to providing "Universal Healthcare". Now that Republicans' monstrous attempt at healthcare legislation has failed spectacularly, you have a golden opportunity to actually deliver on the bill of goods you sold your voters. I urge you to support the progressive "Medicare-for-all" legislation proposed by Bernie Sanders and other Democrats. Experts at Physicians for a National Health Program say single payer reform is "the only way to fulfill [your] pledge." Be a hero to your voters and the American people (the vast majority of whom highly disapprove of the job you're doing); bring the US into the modern age of healthcare. We're not winning nearly enough.
Single pay - the only way to do it. And when the GOP and the "freedom caucus" yells and screams about costs, simply understand that it is a SHIFTING of cost from the individual to a SHARED cost. This is NOT Socialism - it's not any "ism". It's just smart. Healthcare is not an area for the "Rugged Individualist". This is not the Wild West. We are civilized people who together, can afford the cost of healthcare.
To 45, DT. 1) The existing health care policy is yours and the GOPs. It does not matter if you don't like it. It belongs to you because only you have the votes to change it. Blaming dems is like blaming an apartment tenant for the previous owner's ugly paint job. You are the owner. Start governing. 2) You are not going to pass a health care bill that caters to the Freedom Caucus - kick 'em to the curb. You need moderate Republicans and Democrats to get anything through. That means you'll need to fund it better, not cut services to the poor and elderly or give bonuses to the rich. You'll need to do exactly the opposite to have a good plan that will actually work and pass Congress. This means pissing off your small die-hard constituents. Which brings me to my final point. 3) You are likely to be impeached. Your refusal to work with the Democrats and show any compassion for the majority of your citizens is ruining your Presidency. It is not a corporation. You can't just file bankruptcy, change the rules, or blame somebody else. Your attempted diversions on the tax/Russia/emoluments issue are failing and just widening the hole and increasing the number of people who are in it with you. Nunes, for example. Your only hope is to get the citizens behind you and that won't happen with the cabinet, advisors, and policies you have. Essentially, you need to sack everyone and become a Democrat if you want any hope of avoiding prosecution. You should have stuck to business. I bet you think so too.
Single payer healthcare is what can be done to fix ACA. Negotiate prescription drug prices with drug companies.
The ACA needs to be repaired NOT replaced. The ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS are essential for a reason. Spreading the risk and cost over the population is what makes premiums affordable. Do not make the mistake of thinking that the majority of the country wants the coverage for pre-existing conditions to go away or that we really want to see the disabled and elderly killed off because of inadequate coverage. And do not make the mistake of thinking that we won't vote any and all who try to upend this, out of office. My district made it abundantly clear to our congressional representative that he should vote no. He got the message. Paul Ryan simply wants to end the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. He is not the one who should be setting the agenda. Find your way to moderates in both parties and do what is best for ALL the country, not just those who are in the top 2%
We feel like we are in a terrible nightmare and can't wake up. When are you going to stop this nonsense? The corruption in this administration is more than I have ever seen in my 60 years. It makes the Nixon administration look like altar boys. Budgets are being cut for the NIH and the EPA so we can pay for a wall??? You have to stop this insanity. Do you really want to be known as the Congress to allow him to take money away from medical research that will save lives so you can build a wall? I know my Democratic senator will do the right thing and he always does. I am asking, no I am begging, my GOP representatives to wake up and think about what you were doing to this country, and what you were allowing this administration, along with Russia, to do to our democracy! We are frightened!
Disgraceful healthcare proposal! We are the same age Mr. President and I can not believe that all that is important to you is your financial gain. How much is too much when there are seniors who need meals on wheels to remain in their own homes. If all you do is focus on money, the fact is that it would cost more to maintain a senior in a nursing home for one month than provide meals on wheels for a senior for one year. Simple math! To deny school children meals is another disgrace. Would you want that for your grandchildren? I am outraged at your lack of concern for all fellow Americans! You are doing a terrible job as President and are an embarrassment to our country!
I am a RN with 30 + years in the profession. I have worked for health plans and understand the "business side" of health insurance - the #1 goal is profit not patient care. Unless you have experienced the inefficiency, duplication of simple tasks, archaic electronic data sharing between medical providers, multiple layers of so called decision makers who are clueless about patient care, you do not understand the system of health care and it's interdependence on big business has failed and will continue to fail the American people. For decades the health insurance industry has tried to squeeze health care into a business model and it has failed -health is not a product or commodity. Get health plans out of the employers responsibility. Medicare for all - single payor please!
Not repeal the best healthcare reform ever passed. Does it have shortcomings, sure. Fix them! Much easier than decimating the great progress President Obama made getting the ACA (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT) the GOP plans are nothing but pure garbage.
I and everyone I know want Single Payer healthcare. I don't want my health in the hands of private industry at all, ever. The reason there are problems with the ACA is because insurers can do whatever they feel like and too bad for the citizens. Tax breaks for wealthy people is a crap shoot unless you require them to create jobs and to pay people's salaries to the rate of cost of insurance. There is no way a working middle class or low income person can afford an unregulated insurance and medical equipment industry. No way. Single Payer. I am glad to pay taxes to ensure healthcare for all. I am NOT glad to increase defense spending. Take away some of that.
Good healthcare is a fundamental human right. Making money on the health or unhealth of fellow human beings is problematic at best. The longer we allow the marketplace to dictate the terms of our humanity the less likely it is we will be able to enjoy the fullness of our humanity. Please consider ways to improve the current government sponsored health care plan. Do not abandon it, fix it. I am a taxpayer. I am a parent. I am a Christian. I am a middle-aged white guy from rural Virginia. Let's step outside of our comfort zones and take care of one another.
You are working on the wrong problem in health care. Address the insurance companies and providers. It cost $52,000 per month for my husband to be on home dialysis. Yes home. I did all the work. No nurse or doctor came in. The little machine for peritoneal dialysis was not worth that price and the equipment I used nightly even if it was $100/night didn't add up to the total cost billed. Nope. We didn't pay a dime. Medicare and our gap insurance was great. But really? Who was profiting? Think about it. I need an eye drop every night to prevent issues with a cornea transplant. For 16 years I paid a copay on a generic drug of $10. The drug itself didn't cost that much more. Insurance wasn't paying out bucks. Then the drug company decided for whatever reason to pull the generic and my insurance would not help me because it was no longer generic. Now it cost me $250 per month and I had to have it. No choice. What the hell is wrong with this picture? Drug companies and insurance companies NEED regulation! Who is getting rich on the backs of sick people? Huh? You think it might be businesses ripping off the public?
Single payer healthcare is what can be done to fix ACA. Negotiate prescription drug prices with drug companies. It has been proven to be sound fiscal policy. And healthcare is a human right.