I would love to see the US get some form of universal healthcare, myself...but I do NOT like the bill as it was passed.
As I see it, the main gripes that most people have are:
1. If you have health care insurance now, you enjoy the finest health care in the world. It's not the most efficient, and is much more expensive than it should be...but it's great. (When Michael Moore got sick in Cuba and needed surgery, he got his butt back to Michigan as fast as he could.)
2. Under the system used by Canada and most European countries, there are some procedures that you have to wait for. The wait is sometimes not long, but it sometimes IS. And everybody has to wait, unless you're wealthy enough to just go pay for it yourself.
3. Any legitimate form of universal healthcare will be TREMENDOUSLY expensive. Despite all the protests to the contrary, there is no way it can be paid for through savings or GDP growth. It will COST and cost huge.
4. Some people who are hard-working do NOT want to have to pay for their own health care...and also pay for people who will NOT work hard. And because our country is not real homogeneous, we have many groups of people who feel that other groups owe it to them.
5. No one believes that...if universal health care is provided to US citizens...it will not ALSO be provided to illegals. The Democrats insist that there is no provision the enables illegals to get free health care, which is true. But there's no provision to enable the providers to CHECK...and whenever a clause like that is inserted in the bill, the Democrats quickly oppose it.
Right now, the bill that was passed and "hailed" as a great breakthrough requires insurance companies to cover more people...so they have jacked their rates up IMMENSELY...and if you don't buy one of their policies now, you're breaking federal law. (No WONDER the insurance companies spent so much on lobbying for the bill.)
I'd much rather see my taxes go to pay for universal healthcare than many of the other things we pay for...but the bill we have now is a damn joke.