Universal Health care Care 4 Children?
I voted for Obama because I knew we needed change and had to do it with this election. Now we are at the door of another depression (already for millions) and growing worse with each passing day.
My wife lost her job and for my company, work has slowed to a crawl. I was worried about how was I going to keep my employees and how in the world was I going to keep on up bills?
Then he signed into act universal health care for our children.
I had to step back and think about this. Here I was concerned about work and our home, and a man I never meant just secured my children health care when soon I may not be able to afford it.
When I casted my vote, it was for hope. Now, I am sure we made the correct choice. I pray to the Lord for my forgiveness of selfishness and pray for this man for the task before him to continue to do the right things for our great county.
Times may get worse before they get better, but now I believe and trust in the man who we appointed as President.
My question is directed to all who has children: How do you feel knowing now your children will have the health care they need. Even now as parents we loose our jobs and are unable to provide all the things we gave before this hardship that is upon us?
- delina_mLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
I feel wonderful. While I think my kids will be covered from my and my husband's job. I think for all other kids who need it is great. I just mentioned that to one of my daycare teachers last night she almost cried in joy. She works as an early education teacher and also has to work at a fast food place part time because she can't make ends meet. With all that she can't afford health insurance for her kid. Now he's covered. I'm happy.
This from another contributor from the UK:
FACT - the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet.
FACT - the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage.
That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.
- 1 decade ago
It feels great to know that all kids have health coverage. It's about time! We spend bailout (hand out is what it really is). We need to care for our future which include the future of our kids. It takes a village to raise a child/ children. This includes healthcare. We should pray for our leaders whether we agree with them or not. They need our kind words.
Times will get worse before it gets better. If this stimulus package is not passed we will face a world of trouble. We've given to the banks, Wallet Street (Wall Street I know). Time we give to the people that need it.
America stand up and be counted!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
To add SCHIP covers all ILLEGAL children as well who don't have a choice in the matter. I am for this as well. The children are God's angels and are innocent.
I praise Obama for this and will support him for he has shown the world he is a good man and the right man for the job he holds.
- Wire and StringLv 71 decade ago
I look forward to one day having an effective health care system for everyone, instead of one strong armed by insurance companies and drug companies.
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- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 71 decade ago
Trouble is... This bill funds families with incomes up to $60K AND covers "kids" up to the age of 28. While well-intentioned, does THAT make sense to you? Too many Lib bills get passed under the guise of good intentions, but their underlying agenda is to lay the groundwork for socialism and big government.
- LTCgrossLv 71 decade ago
The children have always had the health care they needed. What we have assured by the SCHIP is that more children will be removed from the paying roles to being supported by the government. When the entire pyramid scheme collapses it will be apparent.
- grandma zazaLv 71 decade ago
Boo hoo! Times are tough buddy! Should have made provisions for the tough times ahead. Now, I am sure you have internet service, cable tv, nice furniture, nice cars, nice home, etc........Basically, it is not the responsibility of the government ( ME) to take care of YOUR family.
- PhilosopherLv 51 decade ago
I prefer to take care of my own children and not let the government administer vaccines to them. But for you, go ahead and give your child flu vaccines, common cold vaccines, head ache vaccines, tummy ache vaccines, fever vaccines, sweating vaccines, high blood pressure vaccines, low blood pressure vaccines, moderate blood pressure vaccines.
After all it's for your child's safety right?Source(s): Muha ha ha ha ha (against vaccines in case you didn't get the sarcasm)
- Princess BuffyLv 61 decade ago
Dude..this SCHIP is similar to what they had/have in Cuba and Venezuela and 2nd...the SCHIP covers all ILLEGAL aliens!!