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Mr. President, We The People Have A Better Health Care Approach . . . Single Payer
[102501:091111] D.H., San Diego, CA
PLEASE STEP UP and support the single payer health programs.
[075114:051511] N.S., Far Rockaway, NY
The overwhelming support for our Medicare system shows that Americans will favor a well managed system that provides coverage based on need for medical care. An extension of Medicaid eligibility by one or two years at a time would give the system to absorb the newly covered in a efficient manner.
[085925:030710] J.N., Santa Fe, NM
Be a leader:
Speak out for Public Option!
Now work for it!!
[074713:030510] m.m., Encino, CA
A single payer option would give Americans more choice, reduce cost and inefficient non-health-related expenses in the system.
[131107:030310] B.B., Woodbridge, VA
Q: When did health insurance reform have the most public support?
A: Early in the process when it looked like there would be a substantial reform that would make sure that all Americans have the comprehensive kind of health care that citizens of the US should have.
I support Medicare for all.
I do not support an individual mandate without a strong public option.
[171600:030110] M.G., Alexandria, VA
We have a better idea for healthcare reform. It is the idea you and the Democratic Congressional Leadership took off the table. That idea is Single Payer. Single Payer is the most effective and efficient way to achieve universal health care.
[193011:022810] J.B., Easton, CT
Yes, Mr. President, we do want single payer.
[122634:022610] C.F., Saint Charles, MO
Health CARE not Health INSURANCE. Without a Public Option Health Care Reform will only benefit the Insurance Industry.
[051417:022410] J.L., Mount Pleasant, MI
The principal reason for high health care costs in the USA is that health insurance companies are allowed to make a profit. We are the ONLY nation, with a health care system, that allows this. A single payer alternative is a must to level the playing field.
[183646:022210] U.S., Portland, OR
Health care is not a luxury - it is not something we can choose to do without as we could with a new car or large-screen TV. It should not depend on the wisdom or luck of our employers, the profit-making strategies of an insurance company, or the level of our income. When we are sick, we must have health care - it's as simple as that.
[161830:022210] a.h., Wells, VT
if so many people disliked their insurance in france, england, canada, and the myriad other countries with single payer, i think we would know about it. they don't dislike it. that's why we haven't heard that. insurance is a birthright. do the right thing, mr. president.
[155222:022210] M.L., Berkeley, CA
With roughly 300 million people presently living in the U.S., and each of us paying an additional $50. a year for health care, we would amass an annual pool of $1.5 trillion -- which would well provide health-care for all of us. Making less than $25,000. a year, I would gladly pay $100. a year ($2. a week) to cover for someone (children, elders) who can't pay. I would sooner give my life-savings to charity before being forced to hand it over to insurance companies.
[233916:022110] J.d., Canoga Park, CA
We have a system in place that works and works efficently and effectively. All we need to do is expand it to include everyone from birth on. It is called Medicare. Why mess around with something? If it works, don't fix it. Just use it!
[054754:022110] M.B., Gloucester, MA
A good faith effort to consider all options to reduce the cost of health care and improve the quality of health care in America requires that Medicare For All be considered seriously. A single payer option would give Americans more choice, reduce cost and inefficient non-health-related expenses in the system. Please do not capitulate to the corporate interests over the real needs and health of the people. Not only our health but the economic security of our nation is at risk.
[134930:021910] K.S., New Rochelle, NY
It is clear to me that the only way to achieve the goals that Pres. Obama sets is by the implementation of a single-payer system. To not do so is to keep our heads in the sand and to watch more people lose their insurance and die. This is happening to people I know. We must inact a Single-Payer plan.
[102251:021910] L.K., Boulder, CO
SINGLE PAYER MEDICARE FOR ALL
Universal coverage. Sensible. Practical. Economical. Even reduces the deficit and pays for itself.
GREED CANNOT SEE ANY OF THIS! Corporate greed is a game unto itself. Profits and bonuses from sickness? All of that is immoral.
Actually, being without health insurance myself for the last two decades is not too terrible. I use life-long practices of lifestyle, diet, herbs, exercise to care for myself and my family. True, I have been fortunate not to have been in an accident or suffered a catastrophic illness.
A person could do worse than not have health care coverage. Think about it: Pulling the plug on Big Pharma and Big Sick Insurance might not take long if the numbers were great. Surely enough satisfaction could follow.
[070650:021910] B.R., Casper, WY
Everyone in, nobody out. Spread the risk and get this done!
[201542:021810] c.p., Santa Rosa, CA
I respectfully urge you to please support the single payer option. We will be in dire straits if nothing is done!
[075252:021810] D.B., Jackson, MI
I am in favor of single payer for health care insurance.
[215414:021710] R.K., Arvada, CO
There is no major religion that does not stress helping those who are less fortunate, and the provision of universal medical coverage to all Americans would realize this ideal.
Concerns that people would loose medical choices to the government are pure baloney, as we citizens have more say in governmental policies than we do in insurance company policies. Just hope and pray - even if you are not religious - that you or yours do not suffer a catastrophic illness or injury, for unless you are super-wealthy, chances are you may receive little satisfaction - and if any - maybe too late. In most civilized nations, you would be well-cared for, for their leaders are more concerned in providing medical care to their citizens than in providing huge profits for the corporations.
Single-payer, government medical care - with bureaucratic wastefulness a given - will still cost American citizens less, and provide better service ( for the general welfare) than our present "system." Even if it costs more, however, I would be willing to pay my share of additional taxes.
[151722:021710] J.C., San Jose, CA
Please listen to the people and give us single payer health care.
[093649:021710] l.h., Colfax, WA
i treat people for mental health disorders...i now spend several hours a week fighting insurance companies to pay for my patients medications..their formulary drugs dont work for everyone..what is the advantage in developing improved treatments if i cant prescribe them...respectfully, dr lee hendrickson, arnp
[081219:021710] K.H., Colorado Springs, CO
It's time to listen to the people, not the lobbyists for the medical-industrial complex, about what we need to ensure that every American has affordable access to the medical care. Get it right - Medicare for all. Pay attention - you can make this work if you want to.
[080658:021610] D.L., Fort Collins, CO
Doctors know the answer, there is a health care plan which works. It is Medicare for all.
Please make single payer the option for the american people.
Dr Deanne L.Windsor Family Clinic
[070050:021610] S.I., Denver, CO
Get the profit motive out of healthcare!