If the health care debate has been a test of American citizenship, then we have failed that test. But there are still some citizens who want to be part of new and vibrant solutions to our nation's problems.
If a government-run health plan is really as bad as the conservatives want us to believe, then it would take some pretty large subsidies to allow it to compete with the clever boys running private plans.
Obama must do more to remind Americans why just as recently as May more than half of them supported health reform. His address can only be the beginning if he wants to succeed in passing a reform bill.
In all of the vitriol being spewed over a national health care plan, little attention is being directed at the pharmaceutical companies and the potential conflicts of interest involving the doctors doing their research.