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"In short, I much prefer spending $818/month for my individual health care insurance to any government health care proposal I've heard about, thank you very much."

Yes, every individual out there would prefer to keep the health insurance program he has, knows, and understands rather than take a chance on some politician's promises that the new replacement program will be better and more affordable (when most middle class think they will be called on to pay for insurance for the poor one way or another).

Still we have the problem that as health care costs continue to rise at an alarming rate, the $12K per year avg coverage for a family of four will probably rise to $24K in 10 short years. Meanwhile, median household income is under $50K.

Our current health care system is about to self destruct as middle class families and their employers will be forced to under insure--because they can no longer afford insurance. That puts more and more people into bankruptcy, or into welfare.

So something needs to be done to fix this problem.

What is the best possible solution? We hope for a middle of the road, centrist solution rather than the extreme liberal solution that many of us fear.

We shall see how it goes. But I don't see "do nothing" as an option.
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