I think people assume that anyone against universal healthcare/socialized medicine is a well-off fat cat with a great benefit package or enough cash flow to purchase their own with no problem. This isn't the case. During the 5+ years that The Man owned his own business there were more times than not that we had no healthcare. We paid OOP for any problems that would arise or regular checkups. Many of the small business owners we know are in the same situation. It's cheaper to pay when there's a problem (keeping your fingers crossed that it isn't a big one) than pay the $600/mo premiums.
Even though all that stress, I am still against government run and managed health care. My two experiences with it have been much less than sub-par. Between the Police and Fire Clinic (where Philly PD and FD and their families were forced to go back in the day --they have Personal Choice now) and living in the U.K. for a year...it's not something I care to relive.
Yesterday Hillary announced her Mulligan healthcare plan:
"...The $110-billion-a-year plan avoids some of the biggest political landmines of that 1993-1994 effort. Instead of forcing people into big buying cooperatives — back then, she called them "alliances" — her new proposal allows people who like their health insurance to keep it. Her earlier plan would have established a big new government bureaucracy to determine things like what specific benefits should be required for all Americans; her new one does not. And while it contains a version of her earlier plan's controversial "employer mandate," requiring businesses to provide coverage for their workers, it exempts small employers." (source)
But some have noticed that mums the word when it comes to the coverage of illegals under her newest proposal:
"...At a press briefing after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's health care rollout Monday, senior policy advisers said the New York senator's plan does not currently include any details on whether illegal immigrants will be covered." (source)