The whole health care reform situation in the US has just gotten pathetic. I used to feel real sympathy for Americans screwed by their insurance run health system, especially after watching Sicko, but at this point I'm starting to feel that Americans have exactly the healthcare system they deserve. The right wingers are totally opposed to any kind of improvement, and the rest just don't seem to care enough to make a big fuss.
I find it totally unbelievable that Americans can speak with disgust about how awful "Socialized Medicine" would be, while sending their kids to "Socialized Education", enjoying the protection of "Socialized Police", "Socialized Fire Department" etc.
Imagine if there was no "Socialized Police" and people had to get "murder investigation insurance", and how many kids could afford a child abuse investigation against their parents?
It really does make sense to have some things run by the government and healthcare is one of them. It dosen't mean you can't have a private healthcare industry, who can provide premium service, shorter wait times for elective surgery etc, but it shouldn't be the only option. The fact that the police exist has not put private investigators and security companies out of buisness.