The Obama administration is slipping backward as it tries to foist this greatest of all boondoggles on Americans who are worried about job loss, terrorism, and how to cope with household budgets. Almost everyone realizes that we need to remedy problems in the health insurance industry, but who needs this massive restructuring of the American political system and rearrangement of the economy? Only the loony-lefties, who want to pay for it with taxpayer dollars as we march with blindfolds to Obama's promised Utopia. I think, if we look hard, we can find that rarer species, the moderate Democrat, who has not gone over the borderlines of common sense. These are opposed to the pig-in-a-poke plan which comprises 2000 pages and nobody seems to understand. We're not supposed to understand it--we're just supposed to pass it.
We need to start over again with a 2 party system and make the changes where they're needed. Health care "reform" must be tightly focused on weak areas. It must include tort reform which is primarily a dial-for-dollars arrangement which forces doctors either out of business or into low-risk practices where seriously ill patients are refused treatment. We also have to be able to buy insurance across state lines. I've yet to hear anyone offer reasons as to why we cannot do so right now.
Reed, Pelosi, and Obama need to forget about this legislation right now. Start over. Forget the psycho-babble. Do it right.