Should smokers and obese people have access to the same free/subsidized public health services as everyone else?
i meant to say smokers should not! obviously they dont give a * about themselves if theyre smoking
smokers should and really severe obese ppl shouldnt
Their lung condition on the other hand.....
Smokers' legs break just like non-smokers.
yes since we are more of socialist country. Hilary 2016!!!!
Vaccinations ARE a waste of time
It's a fantasy concocted by the left. They expect all medicine, services, those who manufacture and deliver those goods, as well as all of the staff who make a hospital run to work for NOTHING.
Imagine that. Where are they going to find these people. Bless.
Are you suggesting democrats don't also envision a socialist paradise with free unicorns, no guns, and where unwanted children can be vanished on command? Come on.
You do shipmate, from the VA.
I'm sick of people playing the "addiction" card.
No one forced them to put that first cancer stick in their lips. They CHOSE to become addicted.
Nothing is FREE. SOMEONE is paying for it, likely with the police's guns to their head and property.
Then move somewhere and create it. But leave me out of it.
Your good ideas should not need to be enforced under threats of violence.
It is my money. Yes fck everyone else. I don't owe you anything just because we occupy the same piece of dirt.
What government program do they operate in the black, efficiently, and effectively. ONE. PLEASE name JUST ONE.
They pay taxes, just like the rest of us.
Why are people so crazy about healthcare? Other countries seem to manage just fine.
Funny, everyone wants to take away healthcare for smokers overweight people because of a lifestyle choice, but what about abortion which is definitely a lifestyle choice and murder
Free/subsidized healthcare?! Oh please. You must not live in America. Our health insurance is private & profitable, you pay to play. Insurance is profitable because everyone pays more than they get. If you're a fat smoker, you pay three times as much. Simple as that. That's why everyone is unhealthy
Obviously people have no clue what socialized health care means if you think that people will be able to just walk up to a doctors office and be seen for free. and this country lacks social solidarity//of course ppl r like "THIS IS MY MONEY, FCK EVERYONE ELSE"
I want to live in a society where all my fellow citizens have access to care throughout their entire life. Maybe people will be able to prevent health issues if they can actually go to the doctor before they have the problem. You still have to pay for the care you receive, even under ObamaCare
Would you pay for the extraordinarily expensive drugs for an AIDs patient?
It is a lifestyle choice. If you choose to be unhealthy then that is your own fault.
What about overly-skinny models?
You still don't have the right to discriminate
You wouldn't have to prove to me that one of your grandparents was stupid because its self-evident that one or more were.
I said because you don't have the right to discriminate on my dime! Taxpayers shouldn't be paying either, but that is another poll.
I said yes because everyone should have zero access to free healthcare.
Best excuse ever for being overweight: "It's genetic."
Really? Then please show me one of your great grandparents who was overweight. Just one. Oh, weird. None of your ancestors were overweight, but yeah, it's surely genetic.
depends on what they need it for..i am against paying for a liver transplant for an alcoholic.. but i'd pay for bariatric operation for a obese person. maybe that's because I was obese??
I agree that access shouldn't be denied to anyone, but whoever thinks that this program is free or "Affordable" doesn't understand how insurance works.
Should smokers, addicts, etc have to pay higher taxes?
Yes, because giving small children vaccinations is a complete waste of time.
Repubs don't deal in the real world. They only deal in their make believe utopia that resembles a world circa 1925.
Sorry bluecanoe, I can't help it that you fat and I offended you. Remember personal responsibility. It's VERY hard but you can do it.
Ok, fat smoker in the past...you get no care, how ya like that?
Sure they should get the same access and benefits. There are all sorts of addictions and afflictions. Nobody's talking about withholding care from alcoholics, adult-onset diabetics, anorexics, etc right?
I like pie.
I'm a smoker myself and I understand that's a choice and I don't believe I should have access to the same health opportunities as a non smoker.
Not at all. I don't think that the gov should be giving free healthcare to anyone. And in your case getting healthcare from the gov wouldn't be free. You already paid with your service and I thank you for it.
Let me make sure I understand this. I am 70% combat related disabled Vietnam Nam vet and half of you repubs think I shouldn't get free/subsidized health care cause I smoked. Kiss my fat white ass.
Smoking / Obesity 2 different things.
what? there are people out there who accept free health care?
What's "free healthcare"?
I keep seeing the word free?
The people that paid for health care before Obama care, will continue to pay.
The people that didn't will still not pay.
Read the fine print, read the exclusions!
There should not be a Public health system
@db, I'm not liberal.
The question refers to "free public health care". I'm assuming that means govt being involved. DB, when the govt is involved I don't think it should discriminate.
Discrimination? So charging higher life insurance premiums for a fat, chain smoking 90 year old woman is or should be unlawful?
Why do liberals insist that individuals should never have to responsible for their actions?
Obama knew that Obamacare would drive higher costs. That is why he and Pelosi pushed it through before anyone could read it.
He cares only about his legacy. The plan is unsustainable and will result in reduced care for middle class and poor.
I also believe that Obama cares more about his legacy than he does about you. He has successful talking points but I doubt he really believes them. He's got to be smarter than that.