One of the most important issues discussed during the Presidential Primaries is health care. Currently, there is stone dissatisfaction with ObamaCare, or the ACA. Therefore the candidates are offering solutions to these problems. Democrats are mostly trying to support but fix problems in the ACA, quite Republicans are trying to repeal it entirely and offer other alternatives. Donald Trump in particular had an interesting alternative.
Bernie Sanders is a candidate who believes that Obamacare was a step in the right direction. He thinks that if it was executed in the intended and correct way that it would’ve been a great thing for the country.
The Democrats and Republican views on health care are very different. Democrats severely disagree with the Republican agenda regarding health care and Medicare. Republicans are fighting tooth and nail against the Affordable Care Act, in hopes of having it repealed, while Democrats still stand behind it, adamant that all Americans are entitled to health care. The largest discrepancy in beliefs is in the cost of the act.
Bernie Sanders has held a spotlight on his healthcare proposals almost as often as he has held it over his stance on Wall Street. As a major focus of his campaign, Sanders has made sure to clearly define what is perhaps the most socialist part of his agenda. Discussing how it would function as well as how it would be paid for, Bernie pushes for an extreme beyond Obamacare, one where healthcare would be a right.
The issue of abortion has caused a rampant debate as of lately, especially regarding the issue of whether or not Planned Parenthood should be defunded. I am passionate about this topic because my rights along with every other woman in this country are of value to me. I believe strongly in a choice to determine what to do with your body and a choice to attend a safe, reliable clinic. To contrary belief, Planned Parenthood’s main objective is not abortion.
In my opinion we, as a nation, should not make political steps to defund Planned Parenthood. Many people are misled into thinking that Planned Parenthood only provides ways for women to get abortions, but this is false. They are a medical facility where many people can go with little to no cost for reproductive health care. This is not entirely a pro-life or pro-choice argument. This argument effects politics tremendously in our country today. This argument shapes laws and legislation, it effects the economy, and according to Freakonomics might effect the US's crime rate.
My parents, little brother, and I barely get ill so it's kind of hard to determine what we believe in. My dad has a high blood problem but he takes lots of medication everyday for that. With serious illnesses, such as my dad having a high blood pressure, we believe that taking medication prescribed from the doctor works. But when it comes to small illnesses such as a stomachache, my dad believes that a certain oil that had been blessed by the priest from the Philippines, helps cure it.
My family has been really into health lately since my dad has become sick which was around 2007. We have been eating more healthy and nutritious food. My dad has cut alcohol cold and my mom drinks only occasionally. Neither of my parents smoke. It's safe to say they even despise it.
My parents have accepted the Western definition of tradition with little traces of Eastern. If there is anything wrong with you body, you are ill. I don't believe that my parents think that psychological diseases like depression exist.
In the article, “Repealing the Affordable Care Act Is a Terrible Idea”, the reasoning behind why the Affordable Care Act is a good thing is discussed. Maura Calsyn brings up a few points as to why repealing would take this nation into the opposite direction of progression.
What had begun as an act of charity, soon turned bad earlier this month in northwestern Syria. In an effort to prevent the spread of measles, rubella, and polio, possibly 50 children died due to a bad vaccine. It has been debated over what the precise number of deaths was, as well as whether this is a result of a simple mistake or rather the much worse possibility of it being a criminal act. However, in the New York Times, Dr. Annie Sparrow “cautioned that it was premature to conclude that the cause was sabotage and might be an instance of negligence.”
Since the outbreak of Ebola, and the streaming snip bits of information I've gathered from news videos and articles, I've had an underlying question: How do viruses like ebola pop up out of nowhere? This is not how Ebola spread as much as how the virus manifested and was able to reappear. This interested me because this has happened with many different viruses throughout history. I found that Ebola is usually traceable to a single source where a human interacted with a carcass of a gorilla, chimp, or duiker (resembles a deer).
Many people hold that birth control options should be a part of basic health care services. Laura Murphy's article argues for basic birth control coverage as part of universal healthcare. (Not everyone in the United States wants universal healthcare, but let's put that thought on hold for a minute.)
This is a great article that helps to understand President Obama's views on immigration. Obama does not want to rip apart families that are all ready here. He says that the immigrants that are all ready here need to start coming out of the shadows and start the ten-year process of becoming citizens. My personal views are that America has always been a place for immigrants. Technically unless you are Native American you ancestors were once an immigrant. That is why I feel like we need to be more excepting of them.
Recently, in our AP English class with Sloand-dog, we took an online quiz called "Select Smart," where we were asked questions about major issues concerning our politicians and society as a whole today, and the priority they were for us. As I work for the Obama campaign in Utah, I was quite pleased to see that my top match for a presidential candidate turned out to be our President, with even a 100% match.
On the 3rd of October President Obama and Governor Romney had their first presidential debate. This debate may become very important when the voting officially begins so I decided to tune in for the event and I watched every minute of it. However, I was disappointed by how the debate turned out for both President Obama and Governor Romney. I felt that Governor Romney was vague with his plans and he railed Obama's plans and presidential results most of the night. On the other hand I believe that President Obama was very defensive and was not agressive enough to get his points across.