What Americans want is really quite simple: all the healthcare they or their doctors can imagine, virtually free, without added taxes for healthcare and without higher out-of-pocket costs for their "employer-provided" health insurance. That's all. Call it part of the American dream. As the dreamers watch healthcare chewing up their paychecks, and as their out-of-pocket payments for healthcare rise inexorably, the dreamers will stomp their booties in despair and look for a culprit. They need not look beyond the mirror.
-Uwe Reinhardt, writing in the Los Angeles Times