No matter what figures you throw out there or what sob story you share, the simple fact remains: we cannot afford this.
I did a huge project for school (a graduation requirement at my school) on the various healthcare reform bills. I went through the numbers, arguments from BOTH sides, statistics, and interviewed many people (including small business owners, recipients of govt. insurance, and British citizens).
The talking points may sound like a dream come true for some people, and healthcare reform is desperately needed in America, but what congress has proposed (and passed) WILL NOT address and fix the crucial problems at their root. Medicare needs reform, not budget cuts; pre-existing condition discrimination needs addressing, not mandatory insurance purchase; and pricing needs to be brought under control, but not through draconian and socialistic methods. We need true reform, not a $2.5 trillion healthcare "reform" executive order.
America has $14 trillion in national debt and a $1.4 trillion budget deficit. How in the hell are we going to pay for this? Oh wait, NO ONE KNOWS.