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I listened to the speech and I like what Obama was saying. I have healthcare coverage and pay quite a bit to support my family on a bi-weekly basis. I hear the stories from friends who are currently unemployed and need healthcare coverage but the only option out there is Cobra. For a single man, unemployed who is in transition of careers he is paying $900/month for health insurance without any preconditions. That is a rent payment. This is ridiculous. I get frustrated listening to the Republicans negativaty to this healthcare plan. Why is it OK that Congress and the President and Senators can enjoy basically free healthcare (government run) and we can't? Wouldn't this healthcare plan be an extension of the great care they are gettings now?
Some things that I don't agree with are the exclusion of people from the plan. If you are going to insure people with pre-existing conditions then you should be able to insure everyone, us citizen or not. As the greatest nation on earth we should be leading by example in this healthcare industry and paving the way showing the world how we take care of each other and anyone that visits. Unfortunately that is not the case.
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