The United States Senate voted to turn America into a soft tyranny. If the health care legislation becomes law, it will set the precedent that Congress, and not individuals acting according to their own self-interest, will decide who gets health care, how much it will cost, whether it will be provided, and who gets excluded. All of this will be done based upon political calculations. It is an act of contempt against the American people to believe that 435 Members of the House of Representatives and 100 US Senators can determine what is the "best" health care. Suffice it to say, we hope Democrats fail in this endeavor.
Health care is more of an art than a rigid, bureaucratic, follow-the-rules type of occupation. The reason why patients choose some doctors over others is precisely because people assume (quite rightly) that certain doctors follow practices that are superior over other doctors. Some doctors have more experience, talent, insight, education, or are just plain more pleasant to work with.
Health care is so complicated that one person is not able to understand all of the variables that exist within this profession. What might appear "unnecessary" due to the high cost may be a very useful if it saves one's life. What Congress is trying to do is ensure that everyone receives equal health care. That is not possible in the real world. As a result, the most that can be attained is to ruin everyone's health care through providing disincentives for doctors to provide the absolute best treatment, by subsidizing medical treatment (which will increase demand on doctors who are already overwhelmed through existing government mandates and programs), and taxing every aspect of the country, to the point in which the country will be a lot poorer.
Exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise consider the medical profession will give up on their dreams because they are not interested in subjecting themselves to the whims of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., who are only concerned about costs, and not about how to achieve actual results for the patient. When the government agent gets in between a doctor and his patient, nothing good can come from this. Why have we done this to ourselves?
Well, the answer is simple: Democrats truly do have contempt and despise the America that we love. This legislation is part of an effort to destroy what is special and exceptional about America. Thankfully, we have the opportunity to fire these Democrats in November of 2010.