A lot of talk about whether Obama's healthcare plan is right or wrong, but very few offering alternative solutions. What is your solution? I think Obama's healthcare plan contradicts itself. He says the plan will improve American lives, meanwhile he plans to pay for it with a $635 billion tax increase and $400 billion of benefit cuts to hospitals. I have two thoughts: 1.) Rather than focusing only on the price of healthcare, why not focus more attention on preventing the need for healthcare by helping Americans eat healthier and exercise. This could be done by eliminating tariffs on fruits and vegetables that would make them more affordable, changing school lunch menus and providing incentives for communities to have sports leagues, marathons and fitness education programs. 2.) Rather than assuming the problems lie only with the healthcare plans, a more detailed analysis of costs might help make things more efficient and therefore less expensive. For example, what would a malpractice lawsuit rewards cap do to malpractice insurance costs and how would that reduce medical costs? I know he's a lawyer with lawyer buddies that get rich off this stuff, but it could be a brilliant political move (not to mention the morally right thing to do). I'm not a hospital administrator, so I don't know what other costs could be cut significantly, but I suspect there is several. Obama's idea of a shared medical database is another example of a good one. Thoughts? Other solutions?