I am a huge proponent of universal healthcare. Yes, the kind that the right loves to call socialized medicine.
I would love to see an individual payer system, like Medicare but I will settle for anything better than we have now.
For the last decade or so of her life, my mother had no insurance and in some cases insufficient coverage thanks to preexisting conditions. Today, I am considered healthy; though thanks to family history I do have to take some prescription medication.
I work for a major corporation and our insurance is horrible. I have that Health Savings Plan and I have to pay the first $3000 of my medical expenses (including medication) at 100%! That is no deductible, no discounts for most things. After that amount, my plan kicks in.
John McCain’s healthcare plan is really just the status quo. Barack Obama’s doesn’t go far enough, though I agree, it is on the right track. Think of how close Hillary Clinton came in 1994.
Today, Paul Krugman wrote an op-ed in the New York Times called Can it Happen Here. It is worth the read.