"...the guy who got the most stirring ovation of the evening was not a candidate but an audience member, Steve Skvara, a steelworker for 34 years who needed arm braces to stand and come to the mike. Skvara said he’d been forced to retire after suffering a disability, only to see his former employer, LTV, go bankrupt, costing him a third of his pension and his health care. “Every day of my life I sit at the kitchen table across from the woman who devoted 36 years of her life to my family,” he said, his voice quavering, “and I can’t afford to pay for her health care. What’s wrong with America and what will you do to change it?" It was real pain, on display." - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2007/08/dems-debate-at-.html Our health care system must be fixed. Placing the health care of the American people in the hands of corporations and government bureaucrats is a horrible way to deliver health care. I say to give every American a tax credit to purchase his/her own health care plan up to a certain dollar amount to cover things such as hospitalization and major illnesses, not for going to the doctor for a mere runny nose, that would be theirs and not based upon the largesse of corporations or the government. If someone didn't owe enough taxes to cover all of the credit then the government would pay the difference directly to the health plan provider. Anyone who failed to take advantage of this would be told that they are on their own or what they can get from charity - the taxpayers will not be on the hook for them. Is this a perfect plan? No. There isn't one. But I believe it would be way, way better than the current mess in health care in these United States.