I just saw the iTunes podcast of Keith Olbermann's Countdown on MSNBC. I cried. It was difficult to watch and listen to Keith talk about his father. Dad passed away 4 years ago. Dad was well taken care of by the Veterans Administration and Medicare. The supplemental insurance that Dad religiously maintained had only to pay for a very small part of his medical expenses. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to the government health care programs that my father had and the money to buy a supplemental health care policy. In America, to survive the American health care system, as it is now, you either have money and/or you have insurance. If you have neither, you die.......... No one should have to die for the lack of "insurance" or money.
And a Note to the Politicos: Saving American lives at home or abroad should be the right thing to do, not a partisan issue.