I am very limited government (for the most part). However I know from the experiences in my life that health care is so bad that something has to be done and the government is the only *person* that has any type of ability. I don’t care if they have a public option or not, but they need to put in place some regulations (such as not denying for pre-existing conditions, and not raping us on price) If they did just those 2 things then I would be happy and my family would be able to get insurance. Currently we are forced to play Russian roulette with not only our lives but the life of our son.
What if you or someone in your family had something happen, and then say even years later you lose your job? You would look to get coverage some other way, but they won’t take you because of that pre-existing condition, or they will but want you to pay 2 mortgage payments worth every month, plus a huge deductible and 20-50%.
Even getting another job isn’t enough all ways. If that company is not large enough or is just getting setup with coverage they will drop the entire company or will charge everyone in the company so much that they can’t offer it…. (I have been in this exact situation so I know it’s true)
I agree that the Govt should not provide universal health care for everyone, and the current bills aren’t trying to do that. (we have read through many drafts of the bills because its so important to us) So using that as a reason to stop reform isn’t valid.
Hope that helps to explain my families views of health care reform.