Richard Peacock Healthcare & medicine shouldn't be something only the wealthy can afford. Socialized Medicine is something the US should begin to open their eyes to... how can we begin to fix a broken system if 30% (almost 1/3rd) of us are sick and dying? Homeless & destitute? All this coming from someone who doesn't really have to worry about healthcare himself. I know higher taxes are on the horizon for a better program... I just don't care if I have to pay a bit more for my country men & women to be treated humanely by the healthcare system. Besides, there are other politician bonuses to cut and then offset the cost and add to the pot.