What seems frustrating to me is that congress will most likely put in place a "universal health care system" and that it will be based on the laws and current medicare items. Which means terrible taxes to the individual taxpayer. It seems like the legislature wants to remake the wheel. I personally think something needs to be done about health care however its a closed system and prices will continue to rise. Universal Health care is not the solution yet its going to happen. Now since its going to happen why not look at this thing pragmaticly? There are other countries that have implemented and are currently using such systems in their countries. Why can't we use them as a "model" find flaws, tweak them to fit our needs and keep cost down? Because just like every other socialistic idea this country incorporates causes high cost and low provision. Comparison dollar for dollar we get less bang for our tax buck than the europeans. So we'll end up with bad health care at a greater cost than Europeans. Whats up with that! The legislature all are sitting on their thumbs. No one really has the countries best interest at heart save those of us who have to live with it.