I have to agree with both Boo Radley and Civil1 here.
Our health care system has needed revision for decades and each attempt to improve it either through increasing access to the poor or low-income individuals/families, changing how insurance companies deny coverage and bringing down the cost of health care/medical treatment has been fought back tremendously. As I've said before, until you encounter problems with your health insurance coverage, there isn't a problem. I know for myself and my family, until my step-daughter was diagnoses with an incurrable illness we never had a problem with our health insurance. We did like everyone else - saw our doctor for checkups or whenever we got sick, paid our premiums and co-pays, and lead relatively healthy lives. Until recently, we had no reason to believe we'd every have a situation we're anyone in our family would be denied coverage.
While I'm not 100% in agreement with what was passed, I have to agree with Boo Radley. Something had to be done to change our nation's health care system. So, I'd rather they pass health care legistlation and allow a gap from the time of its passage until its full implementation to allow the health care system, employers, Congress and the people to shake the system down and see exactly where the pitfalls are than to go full bore now and then have total chaos at every level across the board. But I also agree with Civil1 in that many of the issues that could have lead to much better changes within the health care system weren't adequalty addressed in the new legistlation. IMO, I'd say you can blame that on one side of our political system fighting moreso to protect the free market system rather than doing more to ensure the system truly works better for the people as a whole. As far as I'm concerned, it's up to our legistlature to work out the kinks. Let's hope they start working to fix things within the legistlation rather than continuing to win political points for one side over the other.
Frankly, I'm tired of all the "repeal the health care bill" BS. This matter is far too important for individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations and the government (as far as how health care costs - Medicaid and Medicare - will affect the deficits for atleast the next decade) to just contiue to either ignore, play partician games or try to go back to the drawing board.
Evaluate the system, revise the legistlation and give the people and the industry something they can truly work with.