You wnat healthcare before the congress fixes Social security??
Birth to cradle with control over your death when Social security runs out of money, when the government has no money to send your SS checks !
Social security is ice cream, so is the pay for firemen, as I just learned. Corporate bailouts of Investment houses and major manufacturers is steak, and now what are we going since the cow is dead because someone thought it was a good idea to feed it all the ice cream???
It isn't just auto co.s. Health care has become such a burden on the US and its companies, it has to be addressed on a national basis. You don't think GE, Boeing, CAT etc. are feeling the problem as well as Tech. companies. Why pay Americans a wage then pay health care too. The rest of the world has learned that to compete there has to be national health insurance coverage.
Come to think of it, if we had had some kind of universal health care the largest pool of beneficiaries of such a move would have been FORD AND GM INVESTORS. And now you want us to listen to you.
I also have a colleague from Great Britain who's practice is Breast Cancer, I'll ask her. Her husband who is in patent law thinks the current US system is draconian by comparison unless you have lots of money. I didn't have to ask him.
My former boss moved to Canada with his elderly mother in law in tow. He was railing against the Canadian system before he left, but now sees no problem with it, he has an M.D. In Switzerland, which was the last hold out in Europe, universal health care barely passed, now even the politicians who opposed it refuse to even harbor the notion of its repeal and most Swiss are happy with it. Most of the Docs I know, established and in training, are adamantly in favor of it. Health care in this country is the poster child for how inefficient the private sector can be.