DAVE: From what I have gathered from friends and the media, one of the reasons why the new healthcare reform is being met with such criticism is because the insurance companies are raising premiums now to unprecedented levels in anticipation of the reforms that are coming down the line. So, people are seeing their premiums going up and their coverage going down (which was going to happen anyway, regardless of Obama), but the insurance companies are blaming it on Obama, so their clients blame him. It just goes to show that you can't do anything positive in this country without some group exploiting it to their advantage. Maybe the pundits are right that healthcare reform will make health insurance available to more people, but will the cost be too great for them to even take advantage of it? This country is controlled by big business. It doesn't matter who the President is. The guy is trying, but the deck is stacked against him.
DAD: All of what you say is true. People also believe that when the law goes into effect their taxes will go up, because that is what the Republicans have been telling them. Hitler believed that if you tell a lie often enough and loud enough, people will believe it to be the truth. So the Republicans are practicing something they learned from Hitler. Isn't that great! Nothing ever changes.