This hits home for me.. My mom worked but because of cost decided not to get her insurance.. she had a heart attack and of course it was 250k worth of med. bills. She cashed in her 401k and everything else ot pay it off and now it done but at 55 years old she now has no retirement and cant find a new job since she cant do her old one.. I have told her time and time again to go to school so she can find a better job. She worked 2-3 jobs her whole life to now be in this situation.. I told her I would never vote for health care.. right now more states provide health care to children I dont see the point in why the govt would even think of this. The reason why health care costs so much is because of the fact people use the ER as a doctors office, If you dont have insurance and your job sucks get a better job.. if you cant find one because you are not qualified then go back to school, I did and am going back again in a month or so to get another degree... If you want to succeed then you have to work hard.. NOTHING is free, you will always have to pay something for it, healthcare is not a free service and to think the govt can provide for you is rediculous, everything they have attempted to "fix" never gets fixed.. Medicare and social security are examples of how the govt. screwed up.. who wants to continue.