First, I have lived in countries with socialized medicine. I like my choice of health care I have here and want to keep it. I do not want a mandatory government system in the United States, as I have seen the difference in care under the different systems. I want to keep my choice, particularly, because I have children with what will be a lifetime chronic disease (until a cure is found) and have seen the “care” given to chronic sufferers under socialized systems.
Anyway, besides the degraded and rationed care that will be brought by a “public option” (aka co-op), we will also see deficits skyrocket per the latest Congressional Budget Office analysis and watch as taxes are raised on all of us. This is all being done under the guise of helping the uninsured and pretending the Constitution allows us to do so. A soldier provides an excellent point on the Constitution and government-run health care followed by an editorial cartoon on the uninsured:
Hot Air has put up a post that links to the full CBO report on who the uninsured are, as well.
Ed Morrissey at HotAir has done a good job following this. Keep tabs on him as this will, most likely, be my only post on the issue and it is, clearly, scant on details (Morrissey and his source links can fill in the gaps).
Thus far, Congress is getting flooded with calls from the public opposed to this. Continue to call your Representatives (especially the “blue dogs”) and Senators about this.