Hello Ms. Misty, good to see you dropped by! I kinda quit posting there for a while then I started reading some of the post again and low and behold there you were again!I believe the goal was always a single-payer system but again the elderly and infirmed will be the ones suffering with Obama's Experiment in socialism.
Those hit so hard from the lack of jobs are selling anything they can get their hands on to pay for daily necessities like groceries. It saddens me to see american families struggle so hard when it doesn't have to be that way. I know of one young family where the father and mother both had good jobs with what they though was a secure future. In 2008 the family purchased a sharply reduced home so this family took advantage of the collaspe of the housing market. In 2009 the wife lost her job then shortly after her husband is notified the company he had worked for 12 years was closing it's doors. Desperately both husband and wife tried to find replacement jobs there was nothing available that came close to paying what their family needed to maintain what they had. Did this family over spend? No they didn't both had good paying jobs and their monthly expenses were easily paid by her job alone which allowed them to use the husband's income for savings for college for their two boys and retirement savings for them. This was a family playing by the rules and being responsible. In 2012 after having their home on the market for approximately 3 years, they loose their home and have to move in with her parents, everything they both worked so hard for is gone. The home they lost is still sitting empty. Is this just a sad story that happens rarely? No, it's a story that is being told in every community over and over again.
The American Dream is barely on life support.
I agree the direction Obama is taking this country is backward not forward and it will damage this country to point I worry if it will ever return to greatness. The sequestration which is coming soon and was the idea of the White House to implement will destroy whole industries which kills what jobs are left.
God I feel for the young family you posted about and your right I know of people in my small community that have lost everything. So far I've had steady employment and so has my wife, we have been blessed. But things are so bad that it's always in the back of your mind whether your job is secure.