What Avedon said
This bill guarantees that people who are not eligible for other (and better) insurance policies will have some sort of tax-payer subsidized insurance policy. It won't have to be a good insurance policy. There is no guarantee that it will deliver health care. It just means the taxpayers will give more money to insurance companies and the IRS will beat your ass if you don't buy one of their crummy policies. This bill may be the final nail in the coffin of any good debate on health care in the United States. And we can't afford it. This is just one more leg kicked out of the economy. Nye Bevan saved his country by getting the National Health Service up and running. Obama may have killed ours with this bill alone.
But you keep hearing about the good stuff that's in the bill, yeah? People keep saying wonderful things are in there. Are there? Read it and weep. The Teabaggers may be spreading pernicious myths about the health insurance bill, but they are not a patch on the Obamarahma myths about how great this bill is.
The most dangerous lunatics are those who present as sane, heh heh. Hence, the doublethink, the doubletalk, and so forth.
As I keep saying, the only difference between the Rs and the Ds is that the Rs are quite forthright about killing "life unworthy of life," and the Ds have the same policy goals, but attribute the outcomes they favor to impersonal forces they can't control.