http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070108/ap_on_re_us/california_health_care I'm not a big fan of government involvement in much of anything. But, I'm starting to think we need some sort of state sponsored healthcare plan. Maybe its because I'm getting a little older, or maybe it's cause I have kids now. But I've been thinking about this a lot lately. He's right, hospitals are legally obligated to treat people, we might as well figure out a way to pay for it. Even if you've got private insurance, your still paying extra premium to cover people that don't. We might as well all pay into the same program. I'm on my wife's insurance through the school district she works for. Deductible's and copays we pay suck. I carried an individual policy on us for a while(I'm self employed). It was expensive, and sucked on top of that. I don't have the answer, but I think that a state system would be better than the current cluster going on in healthcare today. .