I see a lot of well deserved criticism of Obama's plan(s), but not a lot of constructive alternatives. Almost everyone agrees that the current system is broken and unsustainable, with insurance costs rising so fast, deductibles increasing, etc. What would you offer as a solution? I think allowing states to implement single-payer plans, and/or promoting health care cooperatives might help. There was a doctor in NYC in the news a few months ago who wanted to offer a direct payment plan for his patients, for something like $100 per month he said he could treat most people for most problems. I believe the state health insurance-oriented laws put a stop to that. The health insurance companies couldn't stand the competition. Also, I heard about a coop in the northeast that has been in operation for decades and offers care at a reasonable cost. Why are there not more of those?