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I'm surprised there's not been a topic made on this, so thought I'd get the ball rolling.

I've been keeping an eye on this on various news channels and through YouTube conversations (hardly the pinnacle of impartial news reporting, but still) and have been finding it all rather fascinating, albeit somewhat amusing.

It'd be interesting if any forumites Stateside could share their opinions. I'm curious to know how people's opinions are split in terms of healthcare reform. I get the impression that it is a minority of right-wingers who're foaming at the mouth at the "evils" of socialised medicine, seeing as our media only ever seems to report on the extremes of American opinion. I could be wrong though.
Umm, I'm kind of indifferent. Selfish, maybe, but it is sort of out of sight, out of mind. I'm not entirely opposed to a government run health-care system payed for by taxes (I watched that one video by Michael Moore, and from what that showed it seems to be doing pretty well in the UK and Canada), but I'm not really into the idea of it being a government thing. Then again, private companies just trying to screw you over aren't much better.

So.. *shrugs* I don't really know the reform plan because I haven't really been keeping up with it. I'll just trust Obama and assume he's doing what's right. If he's not, that'll be made apparent in the future anyway, and it's not like I can do anything to stop it. So.. *shrugs*

*edit* Oh, but I don't like the idea of people getting better health care because they have more money. Everyone should get the best service possible just because it's the doctors' jobs to help you. So... I dunno, there should be some way for that to work. Denying someone life just because they can't afford a surgery or something is not cool whatsoever.
I'm consistently dumbfounded by the power of the right-wing noise machine in America. A substantial minority of Americans still think that the "death panels" thing was real! That was voluntary end-of-life counselling* on Medicare!

*As in, drawing up a living will to decide which extreme life-saving measures you'd like to be taken if need be.
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