There are a lot of people in-between, though, like my boyfriend and Ivandert's boyfriend, who have no access to healthcare because they have too much money for Medicaid (which is still no money - you have to be REALLY REALLY poor to get Medicaid) and nothing debilitating enough for Medicare. Cheap health insurance plans (cheap being $60 a month) are useless, because the deductible is never less than $1000. So, no matter what, you're paying that much.
There's a lot wrong with it... I personally don't think a government plan is the solution. The system has been driven wrong by greed and pharmaceutical company corporatism. Medical care should not be as expensive as it is.
Mr. Fish 8.19.10-8.18.11