• Health care costs started rapidly rising after the passage of Medicare and Mediaid. These programs interfered with the workings of the free market and the rise in cost was predictable and inevitable.

    Obama's plan to have a public health care system compete with private plans will "crowd out" the private plans and we will end up with a single payer system - that's not my opinion that's what the experts are saying.

    The problem is once we head down this road it is almost impossible to turn back so now is the time to think about what we are about to do. The Hell with the polls, what they are contemplating will not make health care affordable, it will make it expensive and scarce.

    June 16, 2009 at 2:34 p.m.