2: No. Doesn't mean that it shouldn't be discussed. Especially when the odds are that the things being discussed will still be in the bill when all is said and done.
3: Why pay money for something that you don't need? Just because you see it as idiotic doesn't mean that those that don't have insurance but can afford it should have it if they don't want it. And the odds of needing it between the ages of 20-40 are a lot smaller than those that are younger or older. It is far healthier for people to drink water than any soft drink out there. Do you think that a law should be implemented to mandate the people stop drinking it? What gives the government the right to enforce such a law?
4: It might. But is it right to force someone into buying something that they don't want because they might need it before they think that they do?