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Mark Cuban: Amend U.S. Constitution
to Make Healthcare a Right

PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy

Original Article

Posted By:Lalo, 3/19/2017 11:48:48 PM

WASHINGTON – Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban criticized the Congressional Budget Office’s use of a 10-year score to determine the effects of the Republican’s American Health Care Act and said the U.S. Constitution should be amended to make healthcare a right. Cuban compared the CBO’s use of a decade timeframe to the ABC television show Shark Tank, where he stars as one of the investors that hears pitches from business owners. He said one- to four-year timeframes are better but “marginally predictable.” “You’re not going to be able to predict anything,” Cuban said during a


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hooter, 3/19/2017 11:54:30 PM     (No. 11195179)

Money does not make one intelligent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/20/2017 12:00:50 AM     (No. 11195183)

Wow. Billions of dollars and a sports team seems to make people think they have a super brain and can solve all these big problems with just one wave of their magic ring. Awesome.

Turn you idiots into geniuses with just a few billion bucks.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 3/20/2017 12:14:46 AM     (No. 11195187)

Hey Mark, I hear Cuba calling for you to visit them. And stay.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/20/2017 12:15:24 AM     (No. 11195190)

Better idea, Mark. You have billions. Why don´t you pay the premiums of the uninsured?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skywise, 3/20/2017 12:25:49 AM     (No. 11195196)

Making health care a right turns doctors into slaves.

NO! it is NOT a right - it has NEVER been a right and it will never BE a right.

Maybe he´d start with food as a right first?
How about water?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hebrew_hammer, 3/20/2017 12:37:03 AM     (No. 11195198)

10 year amortized CBO scorecards are dumb. Cuban´s right about that. But if that´s dumb, then a Constitutional amendment to make healthcare for "chronic illness [and] serious injury" a right is tragically stupid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 3/20/2017 12:53:01 AM     (No. 11195205)

#5, beat me to the punch. Making Healthcare a "right" would be the equivalent of enslaving doctors and nurses. Medical care was affordable to the common American citizen before government got involved. People used to be motivated to get out of college and get a job so that they could get a job with good health insurance or be able to pay for their own policy. Now the snowflakes can be lazy and idle while they linger on the parent´s policies, costing co-workers extra money (even if it is a "just" a few dollars more, since they are young and usually do not require medical treatment other than very expensive rehab). Other productive people can make it through college and a four-year tour of duty in the military before others get off their parent´s plan.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: darling, 3/20/2017 12:57:50 AM     (No. 11195209)

If healthcare is a right, then the government telling you what to eat, drink and what seasonings to use will not be far behind. Kind of like Michelle´s school lunch debacle on steroids.

We will also be plagued by doctors from India and the Middle East because no American will want to perform substandard care for slave wages.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/20/2017 1:31:35 AM     (No. 11195228)

A right is something all people enjoy simultaneously and at no cost or expense either voluntarily or involuntarily to others.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suejeanne, 3/20/2017 1:50:56 AM     (No. 11195235)

Isn´t he on that show, "Shark Tank" where so-called business experts compete with each other to be on the "ground floor" of the best business concept presented in that episode?

what would the other so-called business experts say about the cost to the start-up if they had to automatically provide gold-plated health insurance coverage to everyone connected to the company from day one?

what about the "cost" for all of us if our nation should finally turn one of the best medical/scientific systems for generations into a pile of rubbish?

who stole Mark Cuban´s brain and where did they put it?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/20/2017 1:55:35 AM     (No. 11195236)

Opinions-everybody seems to have one concerning health insurance, especially those that don´t need it or is covered by someone else. It really bothers me that those without any insurance experience are the ones making the laws. The ACA was an Obomination that did nothing for anyone unless they were added to Medicaid. None of the physicians or the lone former insurance commissioner in Congress have any part in forming the new plans. Those in charge seem to forget the so called reason for the ACA-those that had preexisting conditions that prohibited them from buying insurance. Wonder how many of them died in the meantime?
Why does everyone want to reinvent the wheel or take everyone down in the Titanic? Help those that are ill and need insurance first.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: snapper451, 3/20/2017 2:22:12 AM     (No. 11195247)

I am confident that the Founders did not intend to include "pre-existing" conditions in the Bill of Rights. Mark Cuban knows as much about healthcare rights as he knows about basketball, which is near zero. Buffoon is the proper description as is embarrassment.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4justice, 3/20/2017 2:48:33 AM     (No. 11195256)

Gee Mark,in that case, shouldn´t food and housing be rights too? While we are at it, utilities should be a right, right? And how about transportation? We should have that as a right...oh, of course, clothing should definitely be a right. And why not entertainment? We should all be entitled to free TV, free movies, and best of all...free tickets to sporting events!! Don´t be so greedy, Marky!! I mean our Founders thought we should have the right to pursue happiness, so why not extend that a tiny bit and put not only the pursuit of happiness into the Constitution (since it is only in the Declaration of Indepedence now), but expand it into a right to happiness! Isn´t that better??

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Reply 14 - Posted by: harper, 3/20/2017 3:34:19 AM     (No. 11195269)

Should change his last name to Clinton.

He´s that irritating.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: richwill, 3/20/2017 4:00:49 AM     (No. 11195274)

Never a mention of duty.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 3/20/2017 5:03:07 AM     (No. 11195283)

It´s already covered under "pursuit of happiness".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno, 3/20/2017 5:18:24 AM     (No. 11195286)

Fess up Mark, ya got that idea from "What´s the Frequency, Kenneth." Rather didn´t ya.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 3/20/2017 5:41:55 AM     (No. 11195295)

I think instead we should amend the constitution to read that healthcare should be a right, and that it should be paid entirely out of the top 400, 500,600, 1000... however many it takes to get down to Cuban.....richest Americans. That´ll also include all of the other richest Americans who keep financing the leftist agenda that everyone below them has to keep paying for.

I´ve got nothing against rich Americans. Hell, I´d love to be one. But I do have a great deal against rich Americans who keep proposing things that I will have to pay for.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/20/2017 6:36:33 AM     (No. 11195319)

Funny, Communists say the same thing. If it quacks like a duck...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/20/2017 6:38:09 AM     (No. 11195322)

Fine then YOU get the bill.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mrduc, 3/20/2017 6:40:56 AM     (No. 11195326)

Funny, I don´t see Mark Cuban picking up the total tab and providing free healthcare to all his employees.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/20/2017 6:51:02 AM     (No. 11195332)

So a person with a contagious disease that can cause sterility demands healthcare. A person that can provide it doesn´t want to risk their lives treating the person with the contagious disease cause they have a young family and wants to have more kids. But an amendment means that one person has to give up their dreams and desires to treat someone else. That isn´t a right, that´s forced servitude. Our bodies are our property. We shouldn´t have to ask others to sacrifice their property without reasonable compensation. People can choice to risk their lives to help others. That is what freedom is about. Choices. But forcing people isn´t freedom, its slavery.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/20/2017 7:57:40 AM     (No. 11195391)

We watched Shark Tank until we couldn´t put up with Mark Cuban any more.
Cuban berates and bashes any contestant on the show who manufactures his or her product in the United States. Cuban will not buy into any product that is made here - he says, take it to China.
He also committed a felony to pay for college. He brags that he raised the money by starting a chain letter. That´s a felony.
Therefore, anything Mark Cuban says is without value to me.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dvc, 3/20/2017 12:27:09 PM     (No. 11195711)

Just another idiot blowhard with a big mouth and a big bank account.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saguni, 3/20/2017 12:40:23 PM     (No. 11195733)

To slightly refocus poster #9´s point:

Rights are inherent to each individual, and they cannot require of other individuals any support...not in money, time or opinion. "My" rights do not require anything of "you."

I have a "right" to free speech, "you" are not required to agree with what I say.

Gay people/LGBTQWERTY have equal rights to live their life as they choose, they have the "right" to not face discrimination, this does not include public celebration of their choices.

"You" have the right to pursue happiness any way you choose--as long as you can pay for what you want. When you can´t, or refuse, to work and earn your own money to pay for what you want...you should accept whatever others are willing to give you out of the goodness of their hearts, not expect higher taxes on others to buy what you want.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/20/2017 12:40:40 PM     (No. 11195734)

Does that include plastic surgery, Mark?

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