I do have some thoughts on the commentary coming across from various blogs on my RSS feed reader though:
1. Why have so many of you people never heard of MassHealth? People are acting like providing healthcare to people with disabilities and/or with low incomes is some brand new thing and is going to make taxes skyrocket. We're already paying for the healthcare of people who are unemployed and/or have disabilities, as we should be. We're also paying for the healthcare of people who work at McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts and aren't offered insurance through their employers. Those who choose to patronize these establishments are further enabling these employers to abuse their employees.
2. Why are so many political and financial people with absolutely no knowledge of the healthcare system purporting to be experts, yet ignoring major issues pertaining to healthcare? Sure, those of us who provide healthcare are biased toward being, uh, pro-healthcare. I'll acknowledge this. However, we also have certain things in mind that career politicians and people who run hardcore libertarian websites don't. For instance, we know that if your upper-middle-class child sustains a brain injury from an accident or illness and develops a severe disability, your anarchist ass will no longer be able to say, "I provide for my own family, just like everyone should," because your child will now have several million dollars per year in medical bills, rehabilitation bills, and therapeutic school tuition, most of which the state picks up after your private insurance cuts you off or after you go bankrupt because you only considered the possibility of routine medical concerns when you opted to self-insure.
EDIT: Jodie provides this link, into which one can enter information about a household and see if anyone qualifies for MassHealth. As she points out, it's often surprising who qualifies.