Now that everyone has gotten his anger off his chest about the Healthcare Reform, it seems to me we ought to start discussing real details. For example instead of denying or affirming that a "death panel" is proposed in the Reform act, let's discuss what a "death panel" might look like and when it would be appropriate and whether it is something that should be included in a package paid for by public tax money. The same should be done with premarital counseling, elective plastic surgery, breast enhancements, hearing aids, etc. The list is surprisingly short. Most of us have compared insurance policies during open enrollment with an employer. So we're not talking about a 1,000 page document.
I think we ought to talk about actual pay to doctors, hospitals, independent therapists. The discussion to this point is so general and non-specific that almost any plan might qualify. That may be the intention of President Obama and it may be a good strategy but it isn't one I particularly like. Give me some details just like I get from Blue Cross, Kaiser, and Pacificare.