(UNEDITED)Our nation's founders wrote that Americans have inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. So we have a right, not just to exist, but to QUALITY OF LIFE. People suffering from sickness, injury, pain, have the right to a life free from suffering.
Everyone needs to stop--just stop and think, and learn what is at stake. Don't listen to anyone with an agenda. Find out for yourself and form your own opinion. I can't understand why our nation is torn apart over whether or not we should ensure that Americans have access to quality health-care that they can afford.
I think this Bill is a good start and it is long over due. I don't think we can go on as we are. I don't think we should live in fear that if we get sick we could lose everything we've ever worked for and even go into debt in order to become well or pain-free. This great country can offer life and quality of life without becoming "socialist" or "marxist" or any other label that special interest groups have tried to trick us into believing.
My advice is that we stop listening to people who have a stake in the monetary outcome, and that we do a little work to find out for ourselves what this Bill would mean, and what will happen if we continue to go down the same path.
We're going to create a society where only the rich will have health care, and every one who can't afford the increasing fees will simply have to suffer and die. It happens now. We can afford to offer Life and Quality of Life in America. We must do it now.