Let the experiment begin.
I am not alone in my expectation that the Health Care (insurance) reform will not improve Health Care (it won’t make bad doctors good ones, for instance) and it won’t improve access since lower prices have that pesky effect of increasing demand–in a field where the barriers to entry for suppliers are significant.
I will say this: Welcome to the new “Grand Experiment.” If it succeeds, then by all means celebrate (but could we get a good solid definition of success on which we can all agree?) But (and this is significant) if it fails, how many will have died as part of the experiment, and will we ever be able to recover?
One final note: As researchers we have to seek, and get, informed consent from human subjects before we can experiment on them. Did you get the forms?