I agree with you completely, but I do need to make one correction, I think you meant the Republican Party when it comes to those who have made comments about the ramifications of passing reform. For the most part the Democrats are in favor of the bill. Anyway what you said is so true none the less. Its easy for those who are healthy to say do we need health care reform, when those of us who battle existing health conditions or have loved ones who have know how important any change to the existing healthcare plan would be an improvement. Right now I am on the state health plan in my area because of being out of work due to health issues, but if I tried to get health insurance from the existing health insurance companies that are out there I can just imagine what I would pay. First of all I am in my forties, one strike against me, getting up in age, I am a woman, another strike against me they always pay more then men do, then the last major strike, strike three i have more then one preexisting health conditions. Add this all up I would probably be made to pay over $200 a month on most of the existing health plans. Now where is the justice in this when most healthy people especially men would be well under $100. Then I would be subjected to them dropping me at the drop of a hat if I become critically ill because they wouldn't want the added cost, or refuse to pay for certain treatments that could help Like you I don't care what issues there are with healthcare reform and if it has problems. Anything that changes what we have now, and tries to make it more fair for all individuals can only be an improvement, it sure couldn't be any worse.