So now that we have the 41st vote to kill this ridiculous Christmas Tree Healthcare abomination, maybe some sense will come in to the discussion- Who knows? Maybe a discussion will occur. What was the stated aim of this thing? I say "stated aim" because in the Democrat-speak altered reality, nothing is what they say it is. It sounded like there were 3 goals if you ignor the goals of bribing everyone who objected. They were: 1. Make pre-existing conditions covered. 2. Eliminate lifetime caps on coverage. 3. Make coverage available to all. This can be easily, and transparently done if that's all they are trying to do. 1. People can buy a policy with a government rider that covers the pre-exisiting condition. This would be done just like the insurance that covers homes on the Coasts where hurricanes destroy them. 2. Again a government rider. 3. With the first two points, that should pretty much cover it, but, of course, people would still need to pay for it. Throw the rest of the BS away and this thing passes tomorrow. Want to reduce costs? Tort reform, insurance companies selling across state lines and teaching clinics in neighborhoods. Oh, one last thing: Make everyone in Congress own and drive a pick up truck as his primary vehicle and institute term limits.