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October 14th, 2009
09:28 PM ET

Your Questions about Health Care

"What about my insurance?"  "What about a growing government?"  "What if health care reform doesn't actually do what it's intended to do?"  These are some of the questions Americans are asking about the health care issue, and you hear them explained on Thursday's show.  What we'd like to find out is what questions you have about health care - whether it's how the system works, what reform means, etc.  What are your questions about this top story?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


Filed under: Feedback • News Coverage
soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Darian

    How will it impact our lives in the future? and How much will it cost for us?

    October 14, 2009 at 11:12 pm |
  2. sarah

    i think we dont need this if we are happy with what we have right now.

    October 15, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  3. sarah

    i think the goverment is going to far!!! we already are to far in dept!! i think if we are happy with the health care that we got we should be able to keep that!!!!!

    October 15, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  4. sarah

    Do we just need to forget about it and just let the government and presedent tend to fixing the problems? i think that we need to worry about what the goverment is doing because our parents are the ones who have to pay the taxes.

    October 15, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  5. Rachel

    I think that its not the best idea, it could turn out good or bad, but whatever happends, we really just have to live with what we've got!!! (hey u used the #1 most annoying phrase! haha!)

    October 15, 2009 at 8:12 am |
  6. sarah

    They need to slow down and handle one problem at a time.

    October 15, 2009 at 8:13 am |
  7. tristen

    health care is too much rite now

    October 15, 2009 at 8:15 am |
  8. sarah

    they need to slow down

    October 15, 2009 at 8:16 am |
  9. Bridgette

    I think every single person in the United States of America should have health care becuase if you get hurt, you wont have insurance to cover your accident. 😦

    October 15, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  10. Ashley

    My question is what is going to happen to the people that do not have any health care right now? IF they change it what is going to happen with the people that don't have it is that going to change?

    October 15, 2009 at 9:07 am |
  11. Deanna

    I want to know why the system for healthcare has been neglected for so long? What about the people that really need the benefits don't get them? Do you think that obama is going to actually make an changes in our healthcare beneifits?

    October 15, 2009 at 9:17 am |
  12. Brendan

    I know plenty about health-care. I would be enraged to see it get socialized. It maybe the beginning of the end of democracy here in the U.S.A. I think its unfair to other companies because unlike the government they cant print money. Also with all the trillions of dollars of debt were in, i'd think i rather see Obama and Congress focus on paying that debt off. The healthcare system is broken. I'll admit that. I think the government should fix it with a bill of requirements and rights for the provider and the buyer and provide health-care to those who can't afford it instead of those who choose not buy it and waste there money on tv's car's and houses they can't afford, instead of having the government starting there own healthcare "company."

    October 15, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  13. Amy

    I don't believe we should have to pay more for health insurance. We already pay so much for taxes. Im fine with my health care and I dont want it to increase.

    October 15, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  14. howard

    the heath care should stay the same and they should not change the way it is

    October 15, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  15. derek

    my gandmama is fine so do what u want

    October 15, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  16. Taylor

    I think health insurance is really important to have but people who can effort it shouldnt have to pay for the people who cant. It is just not fair.

    October 15, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  17. Lane

    Well the world is in a slump, so someones going have to fix it and heath care won't do that

    October 15, 2009 at 10:55 am |
  18. kris

    how much money does it cost to buy health insurance?

    October 15, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  19. kaden

    health care is something good everybody should have it were making it more complicated then it already is

    October 15, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  20. sasha

    Will it improve?

    October 15, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  21. ryan

    my questons are what will happen if cancer begins to spread?what will happen if a diesease starts to kill?

    October 15, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  22. Abel

    Nothing is going to go bad just have faith and you'll be fine.

    October 15, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  23. George

    What if the ecomony goes in to bankrupt? That will take out healthcare.

    October 15, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  24. Frances

    will the prices ever get higher than they are now?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  25. matt

    I have a lot of questions, but one is what is health care all about. Also why is it so important to people?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  26. JOEY

    i hate this it wont even improve if a exican eligle immigrant gets his leg chopped off he could die and if you don't let him have healthcare then what?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  27. Ryan

    It was fine. The health thing is annoying

    October 15, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  28. Ayinde'

    What if America can't afford the payments plans for health care reform and is it avalaible for everyone at any age?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  29. jabrea

    What if some of us didn't have insurance for ourselves and it did not do what it had to do for us and our health issues.

    October 15, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  30. Coretta

    The question that I am worring about is that are you going to let the senior citizens get free health care? Well, I think that you should let the senior citizens have free haelth care, because they can't take care of their selfs. Now if something go wrong what is going to happened?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  31. Nyelia

    What happens when only 75 percent of people have health care and the other 25 percent of people don't. What are we going to do?

    October 15, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  32. Kapria

    Why should the healthcare be reformed .What if people are satisfied.Why doesent the goverment just want to give put health care to people with no health care at all.b eacuse if everyone has to cange threr health to me that means that everybody would have healthcare that isnt the best we probably get unreliable health care. its unfair .

    October 15, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  33. jabrea

    Maybe We Should All Come Up With Something To Help Everyone Out There. hen, Maybe Our Country Would Be At Peace Again. for A While.

    October 15, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  34. Tiyanna

    Why can't health care companies just lower their prices so familes with low imcome are able to aford it. It just doesn't make sence to me why health care is so high and we are going through a ression. People are getting laid off and they have no way to pay for health care. Health care companies LOWER YOUR PRICES!!

    October 15, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  35. Brian

    health care has been on a decline for people for a while, it is good to see someone try to change it for the better of people of the country instead of the people who have the money to get the health care.

    October 15, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  36. JAMES

    I really care because my little brother is uncoverable under the current plan I hope it passes threw congress!

    October 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  37. Sabastion

    if they think it wont turn out of what it is suppose to be then why are they doing it still I meant its dum if they know its might not work

    October 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  38. Elina

    I think that health care change is stupid and it should probably stay the same.

    October 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  39. Chirag

    What if we don't want a health care to change?
    What if you might lose your doctor according to the health care plan?
    What if we disagree with a health care plan?
    Can we some how write a letter to the president if we disagree on his health care reform? What happens if the goverment goes like off their horses what do we do about it because we might lose our insurance and not be able to pay for when we get hurt and then the goverment won't reinsure us?

    October 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  40. Lauren

    How does the system make people cure what the problem they have about thier personal heath that is going wrong, for example if they have cancer,if there is something wrong in thier stomach, or anything other wrong close to something like that.Why is all of that a big deal?

    October 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  41. Stacy

    What does health care mean?? I don't really get it

    October 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  42. Elina

    Why is heath care in the news because not much is diffrent with either of the exept swine flu.

    October 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  43. lauryn

    how come helthcare is on their now what does that have to do with anything i don't anderstand

    October 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  44. Katherine

    It's okay but some people are right the people who already have health care shouldn't have to change. but it's not fair to keep the people who need it from it.

    October 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  45. Jared

    What if your health care didn't intend what it was ganna do.

    October 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  46. Big Z

    Health care is fine. We don't need to tinker with anything as is.

    October 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  47. Dreyiss

    What well it do for me

    October 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  48. mathew

    what is congress doing?!?!

    October 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  49. Todd

    Heres a good question America. Given our increased job loss and families becoming poverty-stricken, why don't you catch a few tips from Europe, were they have FREE HEALTH CARE. To much to pay for? Tax the rich, and stop having C.E.O's getting paid crazy amounts.

    October 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  50. kevin...

    it really should stay like it is as long as everybody is all good with how its going i could see if nobody liked it but everybody is ok with it

    October 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  51. Maurice

    What will the health care reform do with the money?How is long is it going to take to see my doctor?Will the government use the money to try to help the economy?Will they use a percentage for things like the war, the the international Space Station?I just want to know if the money we'll have to pay will be used in our interests.

    October 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  52. nancy

    i think its STUPID to spend money like that rite now. we are already in debt. why go farther.i think its really stupid

    October 15, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  53. isaiah

    i think healtcare is to much.If this passes then it will bring up the cost of insurence

    October 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  54. Chase

    My question is, what would happen if there was no health care at ALL!? What would we do if we were sick and there was no health care? What were focusing on is the debate! Sheesh! Right now there going a little to crazy about this health care thing, and H1N1. Just chill.

    October 15, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  55. LJ

    PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT HEALTH CARE FOR THEM NOT US KIDS WANT

    October 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  56. LJ

    i think we need a shorter week and a shorter day cause we might other school activities.we should vote for what we want if are parents were back in school they would not want a longer school time . lol (=

    October 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  57. Claire

    health care prices will just go up!! why would anyone vote for it?

    October 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm |
  58. SRA

    If we use the health care, and dont like where its going, what are we going to do about it?

    October 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  59. SRA

    What are the goverment going to do if this goes downhill?

    October 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm |
  60. bj

    i think healthcare already cost too much and that if it passes then alot of people will be in debt. =(

    October 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  61. cameron

    i think the shouldnt do it because it is sorely lacking and i want to see my doctor i cant be sick. one love

    October 15, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  62. Jenny

    My major questions are:
    1. How will it affect those who need insurance (ie don't have health coverage) as well as those who are already happy with their insurance plan
    2. How much will it cost us
    3. What happens if the bill fails?

    As with all major reforms, I view the healthcare reform with great skepticism–but I do I have hope. It's really hard drafting a bill that will make everyone happy... but I do hope that a compromise will be reached; one thing that we can all agree on is that some kind of healthcare reform must be done.

    October 16, 2009 at 7:35 am |
  63. Gavin

    Barack Obama's plans about health care I think are really going to help,including the bill that was recently passed.We have a ways to go . . . but we're getting there.

    October 16, 2009 at 8:26 am |
  64. melea

    Why raise health care alot of us are already in debt so why raise it. I thought were trying to get out of recession if we raise it then were just going to be stuck in the hole even more. AND THATS NOT WHAT WE NEED.

    October 16, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  65. jake

    I think health care is fine the way it is, were in debt already we don't need to be in even more debt thats just my opinion.

    October 16, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  66. Jenna

    Is it worth the risk? 😦

    October 16, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  67. Hannah

    Im curious. Why are we spending huge amounts of money on health care? I also think its really unfair that the rich have all that money but they even share a little of it? Instead they spend on clothing and making their prettie? Its just not fair. The poor need more things now more then before.

    October 16, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  68. ekaterina

    obama should have it so we all have the same health care coverage.

    October 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  69. casey

    health car is okay because it helps out if you have to go to the hospital

    October 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  70. Michael

    Would this cost more or less than private insurance companies cost? Would we still get the same quality of health care?

    October 22, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  71. SAW

    i think they should just get it over with and just make it easyer for tax payer to understand and find a way to deal with it.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  72. SAW

    Is the health care thing a real important to tell kids to me it don't really mater to us we have no part in it so why tell us. You are just using are time to tell us something that dosn't make a difference but might scare others.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  73. Ravi

    Every single human on the face of this Earth should have health insurance. No if ands or buts. It starts with America, everyone in America should also get health care. A few weeks ago, a healthy 2 year old child was denied health care because she happened to be too short for company regulations. This issue is certainly not a one size fits all routine and shouldn't be treated as such. The burden of this crisis will last until WE have kids, let alone this all happening while we ARE kids. So we have to do something quickly. America is in quicksand, and if we do not pick our moves correctly, it will sink and we would have regretted NOT making a decision wisely. This is what I believe on health care.

    October 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm |
  74. Jedd

    Why can't President Barak Obama just order health care companies to lower their prices and give people health care? After all, he is the President.

    October 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  75. Brandon

    Everyone talks about health care and complains about Obama not doing anything, so instead of giving people a hard time about not doing anything, maybe you should get out and try to do something yourself.

    October 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  76. Claire

    First I want to know what the
    health care plan WILL do.How much do the American citizens have to pay?is this just a plan where the government is saying we will help, but you better pay. Everyone in America should have the freedom to be able to go to a docter when they get sick.

    October 29, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  77. Joshua

    My question about health care is that why can our country afford it? Either way were in a bad situation. If we give health care to everyone taxes would go sky rocketing. If we don't more people would die every year. Our country may not ever be able to afford this.

    October 29, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  78. Dave

    I would like to know how "free" health care doesn't lead to rationing. Anyone that would recieve the free care has no skin in the game, (they probably don't pay taxes) and therefore have nothing to lose by supporting this bill. And because it is actually free for these people, they will take advantage of it and fill our hospitals and emergency rooms with cases that could most likely be taken care of at home. For example, why would I go to Walgreens and pay $5 for an asprin when I can go to the hospital and get one for free, or rather have the taxpayers foot the $25 that the hospital charges for a single asprin.

    October 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  79. Julia

    how much will it cost for insurance? is it worth the risk with all of this?

    October 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  80. michael

    How can the government tax us for the health care.

    October 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  81. Gianni

    why don't we make our health care more affordable

    November 2, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  82. Daniel

    if most people have already said they don't want healthcare reform than all were doing is wasting tax payers money that they don't have

    November 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  83. Daniel

    why waste tax payers money when you don't have to and the use the money you don't have or need to spend on something better like

    November 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  84. matt

    i would give the dimand ring back

    November 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  85. Sylas

    I Believe a Hero is someone brave, that fights' for there people, and defends them if needed. and not afraid to stand for what they believe in.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  86. india

    I think that the school should let loose. They should let loose because it is just a haircut and no one can stop you from getting a haircut, it's your body and you should be able to do what ever you want within a reason.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  87. Buz

    Does everybody realize that our childrens children will be paying for this forever? when has the government ever run anything better for less than the private sector? The government watchdogs watched Trade partners steal from me and others to the tune of $400,000,000.00 then handed it to a law firm who protected us by turning my $ 63'000.00 into $12'000.00 I'm sure glad they were looking out for me. Social security if we give it to all the people here illegaly do the math we aLL GET LESS substantially LESS. This is starting and will get worse look into Medicare...OMG.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:27 pm |