Should we view health care as a commodity or as a right?

Apr 08, 2017, 07:26
Should we view health care as a commodity or as a right?

Almost 55 per cent of Americans now support Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, up from 42 per cent in November, a new Gallup Poll found.

However, Trump supported the recent bill, stating that he was "100 percent" behind it and blaming the Republican Freedom Caucus for its failure.

As talk heats up in Washington about reviving the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a new poll reveals that three out of four Americans want the Trump administration to make the health care law work. AHCA gets rid of the mandate which, according to the GOP website "forced millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don't want and can not afford". Some 64 per cent said it was a "good thing" that Congress did not pass the American Health Care Act, while only 29 per cent said it was a "bad thing".

Dutch men hold hands against homophobia
The attack has shaken the Netherlands, a socially progressive country that became the first to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. A 20-year-old man, a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds have reportedly been arrested in connection with the attack on the couple.

De'Aaron Fox and Kentucky show UCLA the exit
Kentucky's offense also was fueled by Malik Monk , who found his shooting stroke to the tune of 21 points, including three points. Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox got the better of Lonzo Ball , in a big way, on Friday night in the Sweet 16.

Complete list of Jets' offseason program dates announced
However, no live contact is allowed, but this is where we begin to see the 7-on-7, 9-on-9 and full 11-on-11 drills and practices. This part of the offseason is voluntary, with player attendance under Chuck Pagano hovering over 90 percent in past years.

After acknowledging that Zombie Trumpcare - a.k.a. some revised version of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and partially replace Obamacare - was not going to command enough Republican support to lurch to the House floor before the two-week Easter recess, House Republicans nonetheless scheduled a Rules Committee meeting Thursday to tweak the dead-again legislation. This includes mental health coverage and maternity care.

When you think about it, health insurance companies really do not deliver health care. That is what happened to the best country in the world, one that other countries looked to with admiration and proud to stand beside in times of trouble and despair.

Robert Silber retired to Lane County after working as a certified prosthetist and owning a large custom prosthetic and orthotic practice in Pennsylvania that served Medicare, Medicaid and privately insured patients. Apparently the impetus for this move came from the White House, and perhaps from the vice-president, who headed up the failed effort this week to reach agreement on a plan that could attract both HFC members who thought AHCA was too generous to old and sick people, and "moderates" who quailed at the number of people who would lose insurance. Only 26 percent of Americans say they want to keep the law "as is", while 30 percent said they want it repealed and replaced completely.

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