This whole thing is a pretty big mess.
I get sick of people arguing that the other side doesn't want it, that's a lie. Everyone feels the health care system should be reformed, it needs some fixing up indeed. Saying its all the Republicans blocking is, is another lie. Because there are quite a handful of Democrats who don't like it either. The majority of Americans do not like what's been presented to them nor how it was put together.
Massachusetts already did this, and its caused more problems than good. Hawaii even messed around with it, and so did California. Not only that but its the same kind of health care Native Americans on the reservations receive... None of it has proven to be effective, and has been expensive. And still not many have the health care coverage this planned was designed to do. For anyone to think Scott Brown's victory, was just because his opponent ran a poor campaign. They are sadly mistaken, and just as out of touch as a lot of these silly politicians.
First things that should be done is fixing Medicaid, and Medicare. Along with really getting on the insurance companies and watching their asses, because yea they can be cheating, lying, greedy, cold, bastards. These things need to be fixed first before anyone rushes to implement some big entitlement program, that is very hard to do away with when its in place, and causes problems down the road. Europe is starting to really see the problems of it, and in the UK many of them have tried to repeal it, to fix it but it is just so hard.
I'm starting to doubt if these wankers even care about health care for the people... Americans overwhelmingly want the bill to be redone, the polls show most Americans are against what has been proposed, the elections also said something. And yet these politicians don't seem to want to listen to the people and run along with it and in such a rush too... Why?
This kind of thing makes it difficult to defend Obama and company, when he is called a socialist. And by socialist I don't mean Hitler/Stalin-like cause I don't think Obama is evil like they were. I mean Western European Democratic Socialist. I'm not saying that is even illegitimate, its just a different style of Democracy. However it is a style of government that is too much government, in the long run causing economic stagnation, and no incentive.
Finally how in the hell are we going to pay for this? You'd have to raise taxes which is what they do in Europe and other countries that have this universal health care. Is raising taxes on people in the economic climate we are in a good idea? Then I look at some of the people he's got around him, and what they say, and have said.. What they believe in.. It makes me raise some questions and doubt even more about this whole thing, because these people are pretty dodgy and a bit too much on the radical side...
The more he explains it, and with his props (the "doctors" in the white coats behind him), the more people dislike it. It seems this whole thing is just a rush to expand the government and nothing more. Because I believe if they really did care about the people, and health care. They'd redo the damn thing, and work together as both parties do have some really good ideas. Something like this shouldn't be rushed, nor done behind closed doors shutting out the other party.