And I, for one, have no problem at all with a government option being included in our healthcare options. It has worked elsewhere, and there is no reason to believe that it won't work in our country.
I understand that people are scared about these changes, but we are not ever going to fix this problem if we continue with the broken system that the free-market conservatives keep trying to convince us is the best system. More and more people are uninsured every day in the country and that trend has been occurring for some time now. Studies have clearly shown that this is not merely a case of trial lawyers and malpractice insurance(a favorite, but debunked conservative argument)- it's about the failures of a free-market system trying to manage a sector of the economy in which it's own best interestts(profit) are contrary to those of its customers(service and care). It's time to have the guts to try something new and, contrary to your doom and gloom predictions, there is plenty to indicate that this will actually help to fix our broken system. It will never be perfect, and it will certainly have a cost. But we are burying our head in the sand if we believe the costs and shortcomings of our current system should be allowed to continue.
Thank you Obama and Dems for having the guts to address an issue that the Repubs have for so many years failed to tackle.