1) The national debt- If you are unaware of this problem just look up the clock, almost 13 trillion now. As I am a young person my generation will be left with paying of this huge burden. I ask you how will the government provide care to more people yet reduce the cost. To think that this will not raise govt' spending exponentially seems blindingly optimistic.
2) The government's job is to protect its citizens. Not to provide for them. I believe the quote is "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I don't know where so many people got the idea that the government is supposed to provide for them when they are having a hard time. That is what charities are for. If sympathy and empathy are the reasons you want healthcare reform you can always volunteer your time or donate your money. Taxing people who make money to provide for people who don't is not the American dream and not the reason why I am getting a college education. I understand that people fall on hard times but the helping hand should come from friends, families, and charities. Not from taxpayers.
3) If as nurse I work and make enough money to provide for myself I will be taxed to pay for healthcare for those who are not able to provide for themselves. They will take this money and come receive treatment at the hospital I work at and the government will pay the bill. The hospital will take the money and pay me... then the cycle starts all over again. This to me seems like the government making me volunteer to work an hour a day for free to pay for others.
I am not the most poetic speaker so i'll leave you with the people who say it best.
Thomas Jefferson -A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
and my favorite
Benjamin Franklin- "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."