The argument as to health care being a right or privilege is a mute argument.why, because in the good old U S anyone and every one,citizen or non- citizen can go to any hospital's emergency room and be treated to their problem.
Poor citizens and illegals are given treatment,the costs of which are provided by government clinics, hospitals and various agencies funded by the government.
So the question remains as to who is entitled to privileged health care since it appears that basic health care i.s being provided to citizens who cannot afford the high costs of insurance.
The politicians in Washington including our president believe that doctors and health care providers are charging too much for their services, the insurance companies are charging their clients too much and that the above are making too much money( profits or salaries ) .
Keep in mind that when it comes to profits and salaries,the government takes maybe 50% of those working groups and spends it on various pork barrel projects.Maybe if the government would use those tax funds to pay for all those unfortunate (not to be able to pay ) citizens unable to pay the health care providers. the insurance companies and the clients costs would come down.
The health care reform bill in congress, if passed in its present form will not reduce health care costs as promised by our politicians in congress.The bill effects will be born by all classes and ages.who are now paying taxes.
Wake up America ,review the bill that was recently passed and speak up before it will be too late.