Originally Posted by jordan
I definitely think we need health care reform. I donít think that the President or any of the law makers have done a very good job explaining how their plan for reform is going to work nor do I get the impression that they know enough about the changes that they want to implement. I would like to see the President and all the law makers take the lead in participating in a pilot program for whatever health care program passes by majority vote. Just as importantly, I feel that if people are happy with their current health insurance they should be able to keep their insurance and opt out of paying for health insurance that they donít want or need. I think that if the reform is good then it will speak for itself and people will want to participate in the program.
They haven't done a good job of explaining it because they do not have a solid plan yet. Right now there are 3-4 bills/proposals from different committees in the House and the Senate. Now they have to be rolled into one and then voted on not long after Congress returns. The goal is to have a bill signed by the President by the end of the year. Also, Obama has stated many times that if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. He has said this repeatedly because it is one of the lies that is constantly being pushed by health care reform opponents. When Obama told congress to draft the bill, he gave them guidelines and that was one of them.