Health care in America: Ron Paul vs. Howard Dean

As the health care debate in the U.S. heats up, RT’s Dina Gusovsky speaks to Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Ron Paul to get a sense of where they stand in the health care battle. Both are doctors, both politicians, and both think they know how to fix health care. But what do the American people really want?

Original Youtube video here.

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MyReligionIs2DoGood
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Here in Germany the system works pretty well – nobody is complaining about helping those who cannot help themselves to be at least healthy. It's inhuman to let people suffer only because it costs a few dollars.
On the economic side unhealthy people are not able to participate and contribute to the community (with their work and the money they spend) as they could if they would be in good shape – which makes it a pretty simple calculation.
People's brains are in their own pockets only it seems.

Geekboy20X6
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Because trusting your health to a company that considers every time you go to the doctor a risk to their profits is true American freedom.
Think about it next time you see the doctor. You are hurting the profits of a giant corporation and they are going to find every way that they can to drop your coverage to save profit. Is it really that hard to understand why we need a single-payer system or do we need to marinade in terrible health care for awhile longer?

Darusdei
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obamanaba care and socialism with nazis and terrorist healthcare tax scam…

Yeah, Americans are retarded…

Edgehead10075
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Lol @ that lady saying "free healthcare." Nothing is free. Somebody has to pay for it.

Edgehead10075
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You don't know why? It's because he's a libertarian. He doesn't like "robbing Peter to pay Paul."
Raise the taxes a little? Lol. I'm all for covering people without insurance, but people who can afford insurance should pay for it themselves.

Edgehead10075
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Uh, that's not theft. People CHOOSE to work for a CEO/boss, etc.

I don't care about how much the top 1% make. I'm not the jealous type.

D H
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@Edgehead10075

Sigh. Come on now, just research a little in this subject. See how it works in other countries like Denmark, and Sweden.

Edgehead10075
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No, that doesn't sound like Reaganism. In fact, Reagan was the president of a union. Also, Reagan was against subsidies.
Capitalists aren't against unions.

Edgehead10075
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One can argue that "laissez-faire" capitalism is immoral, but capitalism with some regulations is a success.

Edgehead10075
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If there aren't owners, then there's nobody to hire the workers. There would be nothing for them to own.

Edgehead10075
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Guns are a right.

Nuclear world?

D H
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@Orionx30
So they sell it extremly cheap to everybody else, except their own people? Come on now.

MyReligionIs2DoGood
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@Orionx30 And even if it would cost Billions – this would still be a better cause than to spend it for warfare. Just compare how big the military budget is in opposite to the healthcare budget – or education – or for any other cause for that matter.

Lurch685
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I like how you guys pick a young black woman and an old white man to represent "gimme free stuff!" and "stay out of my wallet!"

Bill Woollam
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Americans have been lied to. I compiled a blog titled "Corporate Executives Deny 57 Million Americans Healthcare – by Bill Woollam" Just Google that.
The US health care system is one of the worst in the world and has been compromised by the US Administration, the Health Insurance and Management Offices, and American Medical Assoc.
Can., Britain, France,Cuba, Australia have hassle free, debt-free, comprehensive, universal health plans where every citizen receives health care with no added costs

studentforlife
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Ron Paul is an idiot, first he says people shouldn't expect free stuff from the government, but why the hell did the US government give billions of dollars to banks, so the CEO could pay themselves 5 gazillion dollars for a shitty job. There's plenty of money for a single payer system, how about stopping the wars and using that money to have affordable healthcare.

dulkin316
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@mrknowledgeispower1 Ron Paul never voted to bail anyone out man… check ur facts and ron paul also believes we should end the war!!!!! Ron Paul has NEVER voted for a spending bill, check his voting record

Anthony Kelley
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Howard dean knew it would pass, because 2700 pages given to read 5 min before midnight and then sign it without even reading a word. A majority house and senate of democrates shoved it up our ass. Polsky "sign it then see whats in it" dumb bitch. When will America wake up and see the country needs Ron Paul 2012 or 2013 will make 1929 look like winning the lottery.

SiddV
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Free healthcare? Nothing in this world is free.

kshRox01
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@mrknowledgeispower1 Have you heard anything Ron Paul says or looked at his voting record? Transferiing wealth from the American people by our government to bailout Banks is called Corporatism. Stopping it is one of the basic planks of his platform.

He is also the only presidential candidate who is serious about bringing our troops home and using that money to pay down our debt.

He believes with a strong economy the private sector can do a better job than government providing health care

studentforlife
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@kshRox01 Ron Paul may say the right things, but when it comes to action he will fail, for example Mr. Obama said the right things, and he did nothing, because the corporation who really run the country has the final say in what happens. If Ron is ever elected, we will have to wait and see if he will stand up to the powerful corporation. Politician are for sale, their loyalty is only to their contributors. The health care system sucks, 50 million uninsured.

kshRox01
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@mrknowledgeispower1 I absolutely understand and respect your cynisism, I haven't voted in a presidential election since the mid 90's. I believe Ron Paul is different, not because I like what he says, but because you can verify he has been saying the same things for 30 years. Even when challenged, marginalized and ridiculed as a kook which until recently the mainstream media (right & left) has been able to do, he stands by his positions. Don't believe me, check him out for yourself.

studentforlife
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@kshRox01 Well, it's all good and dandy that Ron Paul stands up for what he believes in, and I respect that. It's obvious that Ron Paul should be the next president, but he's not even the front runner of the Republican party, in a recent poll it was Romney and Bachmann neck and neck. So it's up to Americans to make Paul president, will it happen, I don't think so.

kickyerass
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@mrknowledgeispower1 No.. you are a fucking idiot. He said we should get out of all other nations and pay down our debt, you fucking moron. And he despises that the gov't gave any money to banks. Wake the fuck up before spewing your ignorance next time. You have zero knowledge, so you should change your moniker to retarded fool weakling.

studentforlife
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@kickyerass No. you are the idiot. Just like I said to the other idiot, Mr. Ron Paul is a politician, he will say the right things, which he is doing, but if he is ever elected will he have the courage to face the power elite, such AIPAC, Wall Street, Military industry complex, and Corporations. Will Ron Paul have the courage to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1%, I think not. If you haven't notice, politician are for sale, they all say the right things, but when it comes to action, fail.

Dr. Logos
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@mrknowledgeispower1 Yeah just look at his voting record through over 30 years in Congress. He has always stood up to these people, and he is the only one that will if elected. Ron Paul talks and walks

studentforlife
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@johnsurs22 How can you be so sure, how do you know Mr. Paul will stand up to special interest. The only way to find out if Mr. Paul will stand up to special interest is if the people will elect him. So, if the people elect Paul, then you can make a judgement, so until then your opinion is worthless. It doesn't matter what Mr. Paul has done over 30 years, running for president is a whole different ballgame, and if you want to play you have to play by rules set by the elite.

Dr. Logos
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@mrknowledgeispower1 No, voting record matters a lot. Other presidents have always voted for bills that favor special interests, so it's no surprise when they get elected and start to favor special interest.Ron Paul is "Dr No." He is so principled that he has been saying the same thing for so many years even when saying the popular things could have won him the seat. Now people are coming around.Others are all about politics.Ron Paul is a doctor first.He couldn't care less about special interest

Dr. Logos
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@mrknowledgeispower1 I just read the first post. Ron Paul voted against the bail out and strongly advocated against it; don't treat Ron Paul like a neocon. Ron Paul is a consistent principled person. He has, like you, suggested stopping the war and using the funds to make Medicare and Social Security solvent. Do your research on the guy first; don't just spew angry rants

studentforlife
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@johnsurs22 OK, lets give Paul an applause, for voting against the bailout, but it didn't matter Wall Street got the bailout anyway. Now to answer your second response, OK Mr. Paul may be principled and all that good stuff, but just like I said in my previous response that doesn't matter in the America political game. For you to say that Mr. Paul will stand up to special interest is speculation, you don't know and I don't know.

studentforlife
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@mrrose3085 How do you know? The big word is "if" he becomes president. What makes you so sure that he will do the things he says, you underestimate the power of special interest, who really run your country. Just like I said before honor and integrity doesn't matter in American politics, it is all about money, and the ones who have it are the ones who control politics.

ray77j
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There are so many countries you can move to to get free health care. Why screw up Amerika?

studentforlife
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@jakobeckert Yes! OK Mr. Paul is Mr. integrity and Mr. Honesty, but so what, none of those traits matter in America's political system. For example, Mr. Obama has Honesty and integrity as traits as well, but he is a failure. Now Barack is not Ron, they're two different men, maybe Ron would change things, we would have to wait and see. It's near impossible to change a political system controlled by corporations and financial institutions whose only motivation is profit.
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studentforlife
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@jakobeckert O.k. first let me respond to the quote, yes, it is the minority who knows whats going on, but the minority can't put Ron Paul in office. Will the majority of voters vote for Ron Paul, I doubt it.

Yes, President Obama did lie, compared to his campaign speeches. Just like all politicians, they serve who pays their campaign funds. Elections are ran on money. Mr. Obama wasn't strong enough to stand up to the elites, such as corporation and banks. Mr. Paul will be no different.

studentforlife
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@jakobeckert Ron Paul and the other politicians who voted against the bailout should be applauded. Now, I can agree with a lot of the things Mr. Paul says. If Mr. Paul is ever elected president, then I want to see if he will stand by his words, and will he stand up against the power elite and not whimper like Obama.

studentforlife
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@jakobeckert O.k. first let me respond to the quote, yes, it is the minority who knows whats going on, but the minority can't put Ron Paul in office. Will the majority of voters vote for Ron Paul, I doubt it.

Yes, President Obama did lie, compared to his campaign speeches. Just like all politicians, they serve who pays their campaign funds. Elections are ran on money. Mr. Obama wasn't strong enough to stand up to the elites, such as corporation and banks. Mr. Paul will be no different.

studentforlife
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@jakobeckert Then the only thing I can say is good for you, and go for it.

Beckey Girard
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tHEY SHOULD BE SCREAMING FOR JOBS SO THEY CAN GET THEIR OWN INSURANCE! REDUCE THE COST OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND CREATE JOBS! DUMMIES NOTHING IS FREE YOU GUYS….GET SOME KNOWLEDGE…YOU WILL PAY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. FREE OR ENSLAVED! RON PAUL 2012

Afi James
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@jakobeckert

Ron Paul has been sticking with his principles and following the U.S. Constitution ever since he came into congress in 1976.