There is a mentality at work here, whereby the comfortable and complacent regard the suffering of others with undue equanimity. You can't afford regular healthcare, but you can always go down to the ER.
How do Americans expect to compete in the global economy if our workforce isn't healthy enough to be competitive? The good news is, many of the US's most prevalent medical problems are very preventable.
Given the amount of debt most doctors accumulate in medical school and the price of housing in many places in the U.S., doctors' declining pay could be the issue that tips the scales toward healthcare reform.
If McCain is allowed to determine our future medical care, we will continue to suffer as a nation from a system designed to cater to only the smallest percentage of the very most wealthy people on earth.