For those of you that think 100% government controlled medicine is not the ultimate goal, this is what Democrat Senator Tom Harkin had to say about the bill working it's way through the Senate.
“What we are buying here is a modest home, not a mansion. What we are getting here is a starter home. It’s got a good foundation: 30 million Americans are covered. It’s got a good roof: A lot of protections from abuses by insurance companies. It’s got a lot of nice stuff in there for prevention and wellness. But, we can build additions as we go along in the future. It is a starter home. Think about it in that way,”
Oh, and just to be crystal clear, he followed-up with this:
“At some point in the near future, and I don’t know exactly how long it is going to be, we are going to have some sort of a public option out there. We might not get it in this bill, but it will come in as the years go by"