Why not national healthcare for all? Cut out the insurance companies, and socialize our healthcare system. In an ideal situation, we wouldn't need it, but we aren't in an ideal situation , are we? We are controlled by the corporations, big pharma, and the insurance companies. Most of us here agree on that. Now before I get flamed, let me say..... It's as much of a question on my part than a stance, but I have been leaning a lot farther that direction (it's funny how not having coverage will do that). 1) Yes it's socialized...... so are police and fire services, should those services only be provided to those who can afford it? 2) So many people in the US die every year for no other reason than they don't have enough money to live because the corporations are protecting their profits. I'm sorry, that's wrong. I personally knew a woman who died because she couldn't afford treatment. She was a good person, and it's a shame. 3) (hypothetical) If a forum member here was dying and we could all chip in some money to save them, wouldn't we? So why not do it nationally? 4) The best healthcare I've ever had was in the military, and that's socialized. Or should we privatize the military's healthcare too? 5) Yes taxes would go up some, but when you cut out all the unnecessary overhead, they don't have to go up that much. 6) MANY coutries have wonderful, socialized medicine, and somehow they still seem to function well enough. We are the ONLY industrialized nation without it, and we are the wealthiest...... somethings wrong there. 7) Yes..... I have recently watched "Sicko" from Michael Moore. There have been many things I disagreed with him about, but I'm in total agreement with him on this one. If you haven't seen Sicko... You Need To!! If you think you're safe because you have insurance.... think again! So tell me then.... Why Not?