Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare

The U.S. is the only developed nation that doesn’t have a cradle to grave universal health care system.  Several presidents attempted to provide universal healthcare, but every attempt was defeated by industry and conservative opposition. Incremental changes have covered significant segments of the population: Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. In 2010 that a universal health care bill, the Affordable Care Act, was finally signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Cry Wolf Quotes

And if you like socialized medicine, you will love this government bureaucracy under [then-Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee] Al Gore that will actually cost seniors who get $500 a year in prescription drugs right now -- it will end up costing seniors more money and take away control from those seniors.

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Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), CNN's Crossfire.
08/28/2000 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

In the first place, bureaucracies never become efficient; they're never going to get rid of administrative costs; they're never going to reduce them. That's not the purpose of bureaucracies. It's to increase those things.

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Rush Limbaugh.
09/17/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

The last thing we need is Hillarycare. The last thing we need is socialized medicine.

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Mitt Romney, ABCNews.com.
09/16/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare

Every liberal on the campaign trail has a plan to deliver free, socialized medicine, but no country on earth, folks, can possibly pay for every test for everybody without going bankrupt.

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Rush Limbaugh
01/25/2008 | Full Details | Law(s): Universal Healthcare