I'm over it! The bill the President is pressing forward is not at all what progressives hoped for when we elected Obama, so I'm not going to pretend to support it.
If the Democratic Party were interested in supporting meaningful healthcare reform, we would be debating Medicare Part E (for everyone). Instead, our reps are debating just how much more money the corrupt and abusive insurance industry is going to get from our hard earned wages.
We do not need insurance companies to have a good health care system in this country. Remember, insurance companies don't make anything. They don't do anything to help someone who is sick. Their only purpose is to funnel money. They are the middle man. It is time we cut out the middle man.
We can look at single payer models throughout the world in other wealthy nations, like our neighbors to the north in Canada, and see quite clearly how a single payer national health care system works. It works well. No one ever goes bankrupt because they get sick. Health care is not a privilege, it is a right.
Don't get me wrong, the current system sucks. I know that. We just spent $140 for generic medicine! But if we don't do it right this time around, our politicians will never re-visit health care for as long as I live.