Matt Patterson at the San Francisco Examiner raises a great question, and one that I wish would be addressed by the President and the Democrat leaders. It is a simple question, and a logical one at that.
Why can't we fix the current government run health care programs (i.e. Medicare) before we exacerbate the problem by adding 30 million more people to the rolls?
This is an idea upon which you would think all sides of the debate would agree. It is something that is totally reasonable and would be very good for the country. I'm dumbfounded by the steamroller known as PelosiReid, Co. and their determination to rumble past this one point that would win them a lot of political capital and support from all sides.
Please, the American people are begging you: Address the insolvency and unsustainability of the existing government run health care programs FIRST and then we'll be willing to sit down and discuss some of your other ideas. But you can't really expect us to believe anything you've said about costs and access when your other experiments are about to collapse.
PS: an interesting fun fact - Medicare rejects more insurance claims than any private insurer. Looking at Obama's track record for vilifying private insurance companies (while privately cozying up to them) he'd better get started vilifying the company over which he presides as CEO, i.e. the US Government.