The American people want reform. Just not this bill.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...id=opinionsbox1
This article sums up our future, and I even knew it before I read it.
There are two primary reasons why I oppose the bill.
1. The mandate that all Americans are required to purchase healthcare or else they face a hefty fine or prison time. This is tyranny. You can spin it any way you like, but it is. Never before in American history has a citizen been required to purchase a product by law, under penalty of law.
2. Governmental control. The federal government (under Bush) bankrupted social security, bankrupted medicare and medicaid, and how are we supposed to trust them with running healthcare? We already have the federal government controlling the environment, student loans, and now healthcare. Is this what we want?
Here's what SHOULD have been done: Strike a compromise with insurance companies and pass the only benefits in the bill, like you can stay on your parents' health plan, etc.
Now I'm not sure if the lifting of the ban of buying insurance across state lines is in there, but if it isn't, then it's a damn shame (this would encourage more competition and lower prices).
I've researched some horror stories about the NHS in England, and it's on par with what the evil big bad insurance companies do. I was shocked. And if we head to rationing (which we are) then I've lost faith in my government.
[The only true reason this bill passed was due to bribery and extortion within the Democratic Party]