As I write this, I have just finished listening to Obama's vain attempt to reinvograte his efforts to reform healthcare. He hits the nail on the head when it comes to pointing out the problems. But, like the shithead he is, he totally misses it when it comes to the solution. For Obama and every leftard, all problems require government solutions. They never stop to consider that government might be the problem.
There are a few things that I think Obama could and should support:
1. Let insurance companies compete across state lines.
2. Put health savings accounts on steroids.
3. Tort reform.
What I could go along with is a requirement that health insurance companies cease and desist from defrauding their customers by finding a way not to pay for their healthcare costs even though they made an agreement to pay and their customers paid their premiums. It isn't insurance when the company weasels out of paying. I know people who have been caught in this dilemma, and I think it is shameful. I also expect it to happen to me even though I have insurance.
The system we have now is utterly fucked, and I think most Americans would like to see something happen on this issue. They just don't want socialized medicine. Obama could really do something great here if he quit with the socialist bullshit and actually pursue reforms that increase competition. But he still stands by that public option which will utterly end his chances on this issue. Drop that public option, and he could make a lot of progress.
I know I won't get what I really want which is a complete dereg of healthcare, but I can do with some marginal reform on this issue. The fact remains that most Americans are one accident or illness away from financial ruin. It should not be this way. But it is this way because we have no free market in healthcare. Any move in this direction would be a positive thing. But I expect Obama to fuck us ever deeper on this issue.