Betsy is considered a controversial figure by many - that is for sure.
I handle the benefits at my company and spend a fair amount of time each year trying to figure out how to balance the needs of our employees (which includes me of course) along with the overall profitability of our company - it isn't easy.
I haven't had a lot of confidence in our politicians for a long time now and I don't see this passing and being a big plus to an country that can't pay the bills it already owes.
I deal with a lot of government agencies in my job (local, state and federal) and I have to say that the only thing I've ever seen our government do well is kill people and blow things up. Even doing that they run way over budget so I don't see this bill as an 'awesome cheaper for everyone solution'.
Taking a step back from the health care debate and looking at the 'big picture' of the US finances...it's an ugly mess and I don't see any people really working to resolve the issue. This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2009, 14:19.