As hyperbole has become the language of the discussion on the Affordable Care Act, the real solution for our health-care system is being ignored. The answer is a single-payer system where the middleman is eliminated. Fear-mongering has overshadowed the benefits of a single-payer system in favor of supporting the corporate greed of an industry whose sole objective is to rake in profits for their stockholders.
People throw around made-up scenarios to rationalize their fear of the single-payer system. "It's socialism! Just look at Canada where it may take weeks to get a doctor's appointment."
It is just as difficult to get in to see a doctor here in the United States, and that's assuming that you are fortunate enough or rich enough to have health insurance. Otherwise, it's a trip to the emergency room for non-emergency illnesses for which we all pay. Or, if the illness is catastrophic, possible bankruptcy.