Wow! I came in late, but I would like to put in my two cents. First off, to GNP, the 46 million you are refering to includes illegals and I shouldn't have to pay one dime for them.
For Sgallan who admits that he runs up bills and doesn't pay them, you should be in jail instead of bragging about how you are wasting MY money. I don't know how you could look at yourself in the mirror every day knowing you are a punk. You should be ashamed!
I know a lot of people make fun of KR because of his scientology beliefs. I don't agree with the spiritual side of it either, but if you wipe away the fact that he is a scientologist and look at health care, he makes a lot of sense. Just look at the commercials tonight and count how many drug commercials there are and how many preventitive commercials there are. What's sad is that there has to be a "get moving" campaign to get kids to go out and play. Fat kids become fat adults who become a drain on healthcare.
As far as coverage overall, I think not dropping pre-existing conditions is good as long as the person has been paying for coverage all their life. For the 20 somethings who think they are invincible and don't pay for several years, don't jump on my coverage once you get sick. Unless, they pay a higher rate until all those years of non payment are made up. We should also be able to pick what coverage we want. For instance, my wife and I can't have any more kids so why do we have to pitch in for maternity care that won't benefit us? Same thing about drug rehab. We should be able to exclude those from our coverage since they don't apply and that should lower our rates.