Theories are nice. Discussing hypothetical situations can be beneficial and have real world results. However, one can be in favor of an idea or principle in theory, but not in actuality because the theoretical has become personal. If a proponent will only support his position in theory or for others, how much do they really support the position?
To date, no politician who supports the current legislations dealing with health care reform have agreed to accepted the health care which would be the result of their policy making.
In his exclusive ABC forum, Obama declined to pledge that he would operate within the rules of his health care proposal if his family were sick. Obama replied in part,
"If it's my family member, if it's my wife, if it's my children, if it's
my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care." We all do for his family and for ours. That is one of the reasons, so many Americans do not want the proposed reforms.
He was asked again today, why Congress wants to create a health care system of which they refuse to be a part. The President argued around the question, stating that the gap between Congress and the average American would be greater without the reforms proposed.
That still doesn't answer the question. If the reforms are desperately needed and beneficial to every American. Why are they not beneficial to every American, including Congresspersons and Presidents? If the proposals are going to usher in world class, top of the line health care, why would the elected officials touting the plan not be rushing to become a part of it? Why don't they enact it on themselves and demonstrate the superiority of it?
Supporting the health care reform proposals are nice in theory, but until the elected officials can support it personally, then I see no reason why I should support it either.