Had to share this having just got off the phone trying to schedule an appointment. I, like most, am not opposed to reforming the system. But doing so can't be addressed without addressing the need for a greater supply of doctors. My personal example: My medical condition requires me to have yearly check ups from about 4 different specialists. I called to today to schedule appointments for 2, hopefully by some miracle on the same day so i don't have to take extra time off of work, The first is requiring me to see him so that before he will refill my prescription. Minor problem. I can't see him for TWO MONTHS. It gets better. The second specialist is not available for 4 MONTHS. This is something that needs to be resolved. The problem with the plans on the table is that it is attempting to address this issue of cost, which does need to be addressed. But it doesn't focus at all on access. Two concepts that the left can't seem to differentiate between. It's basic econ folks. If all you address is reducing cost, demand goes up. That will exacerbate the issue of actual access not improve it. I wonder how long I would have to wait under Obamacare.