I, someone who has grown up outside of the United States, cannot understand why Americans are so harshly opposing public healthcare. I live in Canada, and yes, we complain about our healthcare system but we wouldn't trade it for anyone else's. Same thing goes for many in the United Kingdom. I've heard so many horror stories about insurance companies just not treating people... Healthcare, the well being of another human being, shouldn't be a business. And no, there shouldn't be a government official in the way of your healthcare, but there won't be. That's just a lie. As for complaining that you'd have to pay for higher taxes, that's just selfish. It's extremely selfish. I'm open to debate. Ask away, ask me about the Canadian healthcare system, oppose the proposed US system, and I'll be happy to have a good, grown up conversation.