Nobody is addressing a very improtant item of our healthcare. People below 65 get to determine how much healthcare they want and are willing to pay for. Medicaid picks up coverage for the poor. States run the medicaid programs. People below 65 that are disabled for 2 years automatically go on medicare. People with end stage renal and Lou Gerigs desease go on medicare early and without the delay. At 65 people have a lot of options when dealing with medicare. Of course, with any system some people fall through the cracks, or are border line, or have been "dealt a bad hand". But there is help for those from a variety of organizations. The bottom line is we can make adjustments, and not have to re-invent the wheel. When I look at the crowd Bernie is preaching to and trying to placate they are young enough to get jobs so they can have insurance thorugh work, or make enough to buy it. They have all kinds of opportunites to be able to pay for heathcare as it exists today in this country.