Health Care reform is doomed, because it only seeks to fund an unsustainable system of excessive testing, drugs and treatment of symptoms, while neglecting the root causes of disease (nutrition, stress, toxic environments, poverty, greed, etc.)
Ironically, President Obama himself has been victimized by this ideology: he recently had a physical with excessive testing (“The perils of excessive medical care,” J. Lancet 2011;377:1561.) He received 2 CT scans to screen for abdominal cancer and heart disease, even though cheaper and less toxic testing is available.
The good news for Democrats is that he is in excellent health.
The good news for Republicans is that he got the equivalent radiation people were exposed to when nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima.