Let me point out three very important issues:
1.) The cost to doing nothing is going to be catastrophic soon, and increasingly difficult to afford for most even sooner. There just is simply no more time left to stick our heads in the sand. The system ran amok, and everyone has to accept at some point there will be changes that will not please all. The alternative is that we will have a failed system, not just a couple of corporations.
2.) So with that said, I understand there is components in the bill that not everyone likes. First off, not too sound too rude, but elections matter. The people spoke in 2006 and 2008. Healthcare reform, and the options proposed are not really a big surprise unless one had their head in the sand the past few years. So while I understand people can be opposed, but the level we have seen of opposition as of late is getting out of hand everywhere with everyone on every side.
People should first concentrate on what they find acceptable, and agree to it. Then find the components in the bills that they could seek further compromise, then compromise. Lastly take the components that bring the most opposition, and offer an alternative. That is the American way, or the way it is suppose to be. Although I am not too naive to think this can happen, which is why in some regards I wonder if a multi-party parliamentary system would not fit us better in this day and age.
3.) I think people need to be better informed, and actively following unbiased source of information along with their partisan preferences. The amount of distortions, lies, falsehoods, inaccuracies, ignorance, confusion, etc.. is higher with this issue than any other I have ever seen in my life, and I am sadly no longer young. A good example is while the Huffington Post may be entertaining, they are however filtering to some degree the information provided. I would be equally as ignorant by simply reading only that source. BBC, Politico, NYT, WP, Politifact, Factcheck, Time, Newsweek, and others have given fairly good accurate reporting on what the issues are, what is involved, and what is being proposed. Simply following Limbaugh or Daily Kos only leaves you as ignorant as when you entered the room. Partisan news is designed by it's nature to inform you only what is good for them, not what it is accurate or complete.
The state of our current healthcare system, and the direction it is going to be in just a couple of years is probably the most important issue I have seen in my lifetime. I don' need to post my age, but allow me to say I have seen quite a lot through the years, and nothing compares to this issue. It really does make issues like Cap and Trade make me want to laugh, as I can guarantee you in a few years nobody will even remember Cap and Trade (kind of like they have already forgotten that we already have had Cap and Trade before...and it worked better than anyone thought it would... supporters included). But HCR is much different because the problems are now just too great, we sat for too long with politicians not willing to do what is required of them. Politicians who cared more about re-election that taking on tough issues...imagine that.