You're wrong. All the way. 100%.<quoted text>The citizens of our country do not want Universal or government run plans. We want health care reforms that are fair and reasonable. How about re-allocating Medicaid funds and diverting tax revenue from medical practitioners,this along with cutting government waste could cover those that need help. When I think of health care reform,I think about the money that could be saved by cutting government waste and bureaucracy. The fastest way to cut the rise in health care costs is to change the rules for law suits. Instead of most of the dollars going to lawyers,the penalty dollars should go directly back to health care. When citizens of the United States think about health care reform,they think about reducing the cost of health care not increasing it.
You say "The citizens of our country do not want Universal or government run plans. We want health care reforms that are fair and reasonable". Are you saying that the citizens of the 33 OECD countries with gov't-run universal health care have plans that are not fair and reasonable? If so, why is it that in NONE of those countries has any political party, from the extreme right to the extreme left, has not toyed around or diminished their plans? How it that in those 33 OECD countries, the bulk, the vast majority of citizens are happy with their plans? You wrote "We want health care reforms..." Who is "we"? Are you the spokesperson for 300+ million Americans? Do you think that the 55 million uninsured and 100 million poorly-insured with impossible premiums agree with you?
What is wrong? Why can't you look beyond your borders and see what other folks, other countries, are doing? You may be surprised.
Law suits? Explain to me why, again, yours is the only place where a patient can reap $50 million for a botched tonsillectomy? How ridiculous. And, yes, I agree with you, cut the cost of health care so that medicine is affordable. American doctors are shystering their patients, plain and simple. You need regulated rates. Not pauper rates, but fair and regulated rates.