We've been trying to do something with national health care since Teddy Roosevelt, 100 years ago. A lot has happened since then, medicine was pretty cave man then, no antibiotics, anesthesia, heart surgery, and list is almost endless. Our nation functions because it has citizens who make this country function daily, from police and firefighters, school teachers and laborers, our military, bag backers at the grocery store, miners and oil rig workers, social workers and comedians. That list is almost endless too. These citizens who make it work for all of us, have bodies with what seems at times limitless capacities, but at other times they are weak and limited by many ailments and diseases. We need to do everything we can to keep this great and beautiful land which we have, running smoothly. Health care is essential to that. This should not even be a debatable issue. The key question we all have to ask, 'is what kind of country do we want'. There is no more of an important question then that. If we want a fully functioning and powerful country, than we will find the money and dedication to do that. Otherwise we running a nursing home, and the country will continue to deteriorate. There is no other reasonable outcome. I would argue that health care for all is essential to the future of our nation.