Ok, enlighten me. What is wrong with the healthcare plan? Healthcare hasn't moderated privately all of these years, what makes one think that costs will come down on their own? The positives, I see them: 1. Inter-State insurance purchase options 2. Moderating private insurance/healthcare costs 3. Affordable insurance to those who want it, but haven't been able to get it (public/co-op option) 4. The end of "pre-existing" conditions as we know it 5. Lower costs for prescription drugs 6. Finally being able to legally buy drugs from other countries 7. Tax cuts to small businesses for providing insurance 8. Saving individual families an average of $2,500 a year (after tax money) 9. Healthcare regulation The lies from the uninformed 1. The government (aka taxpayers) will be paying for abortions. This is untrue and a scare tactic. 2. The government will be euthanizing our elderly. This is simply preposterous. 3. Its socialism. If you think it is, you need to educate yourself. We're not a socialist country and never will be. This is not a doorway to it either. Healthcare reform is coming - you can stick it in the bank. The best way to shape this inevitable legislation is by participating in the development of the legislation through your congressmen/women. For me, my number one question is how to pay for it. I'm not sure what the costs are right now as they seem to be changing daily. I believe the last thing I heard was comething like $800B over the next 10 years. With everything else that is on our political plate right now, this plan seems fiscally challenging. However, we're at a now or never point. If we do not do something, insurance costs are expected to go up more than $10k a year for the average american by 2016. What do you like in the plan? What do you dislike? Do you want to do nothing about it and stick with the status quo? In particular, if anyone has any links (unbiased) that can spell out what the plan in its current incarnation is, please post those.