Well, southbeach, it is looking like you might just get your wish (God help us all). What you and every other republican, blue dog democrat, conservative, tea bagger, and even some of the extreme deal, making liberal folks seem to forget is that doctors, hospitals, urgent care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, dentists and all the like (though not all in totality) have stopped being about the 'First Do No Harm' and have become the 'Sorry. Our Bottom Line Matters More Than Human Life'.
There are a few things about this bill that I don't want in it and a few things I do want in it, but the time for haggling and posturing is over. Something has to be put in place now. And before the minnions start babbling about the cost and who it will be passed on to, if this country can find a way to pay for the War On Terror, it most certainly can find a way to pay for healthcare overhaul. And the ads that have been popping up all over the television and radio about costs rising if it passes-Do people not READ anymore? You would have to live on deserted island, under a rock so that you would not know what is going on in California, North Carolina and elsewhere about premiums being jacked up, coverage being dropped.....I am sorry that there are people who are can't afford regular healthcare and that they are taking money away from you. I am sorry that there are people who are getting layed off left and right and then get rehired with less than healthcare then they had before. But it is happening and something has to be done about it. Will this reform fix everything? Of course not, for any number of reasons that people can come up with for taking care of themselves.
As the president and a whole lost of other people (even on this site) can come up with something better or equal to this, then by all means spill it so we can move on from this, but that would mean you are part of the solution, rather than the problem and clearly, based on your posts about healthcare, you are not. So when this fails (and in your mind, meaning that the President fails-this being his waterloo as the senator from South Carolina, republican Jim DeMint has said and made is mission), you can sit back on your laurels, point your finger and say to all of us-Told Ya So!