God Help us! My fellow Americans have just sold themselves and me into a knind of indirect slavery, they have given government beaurocrats control over every aspect of our lives and death. They have laid the foundation that will eventually regulate private insurance out of buisiness and leave us with a single payer system. They now have the power to force us to buy a product/service, and they decide what that product/service must include, how much it must cost, and have the power to fine or imprison us if we refuse to pay. They will be able to control what we can and can't eat, smoke, drink, or do in our free time, etc.... why? Because if we have to go to them for our healthcare, then they can, and eventually will, regulate anything that affects our health. And they can argue that everything we do, from what and how much we eat, to who we sleep with, directly affects our health, and is therefore subject to regulation. They can arbitrarily decide who gets what healthcare, based on whatever criteria they decide to use. We just put the IRS in charge of enforcing our healthcare regulation. Have you ever been audited by the IRS? Do you want to go through a similar experience the next time you want an elective procedure, or worse yet, need an expensive non-elective procedure? Guess what is going to hapen when you bring 30million new people into the system, without doing anything to increase the number of doctors, nurses, ancillary staff, or build any new facilities, they will have no choice but to ration care, and that's exactly what will happen. Especially since polls have indicated that up to one third of Doctors, Nurses, etc....like myself, have said they intend to seek other ways to make a living, and may very well get out of healthcare all together. If you increase demand by 30million new patients, and reduce the number of Doctors and Nurses by 20-30%, and make it non-lucretive and more difficult for new people to get into these professions, what kind of rationing, and reduction in quality of care, will you have then? Our fellow americans have really sold their and my freedom, and even though they probably didn't realize that's what they where doing, and still probably don't believe that's what they where doing, I resent them for it !!!!! Just like I resent them for spitting on, and calling my WWII, Korea, and Vietman Veteran father a baby killer when he came back, even though they have never accepted responsability for the 2.6 million people who where slaughtered in Cambodia and Viet Nam after our withdrawl at their ignorant insistance. No one can be as cruel, as a well intentioned fool!