The problem is ... I am living in the present, so what has happened in "recent times" is essential in my thinking process about many topics - including healthcare reform. To be honest, had we had this discussion 3 years ago, it's very possible that my opinion regarding healthcare reform would have been much different. As I learn more about how the government works, I have lost much of the trust that I once had. As for your comment in regards to the dollar... It may be a "real" dollar bill and sure you can buy things with it but the way that the Federal Reserve - along with The Treasury - keep printing paper out of thin air - backed by little... We are heading down a difficult road, I'm afraid. Healthcare could be the straw that breaks the camels back. Or, it may work out perfectly. ps. I'm not being sarcastic when I make the comments such as (or it may work out perfectly - with the smiley face)... It is an honest opinion that I really don't know... I'm trying to be positive but I have real concerns.