Appearing in USA Today is an article by David Sirota laying out the arguments against the Senate Bill:
The Senate health care bill betrays the promise of fundamental “change” Democrats made during the 2008 election. It cloaks a handout to the health industry in the veneer of “reform.”
Though it includes some positive subsidies and regulatory tweaks, the bill creates few mechanisms to halt premium increases, bust insurance monopolies and end price discrimination — and it includes no public insurance option.
Worst of all, it doesn’t actually extend “new coverage” to 30 million more Americans. Through the “individual mandate,” it simply makes people criminals if they don’t buy expensive insurance from the private corporations that helped create the health care crisis in the first place.
President Obama says this legislation “stand(s) up to the special interests” — but after spending millions of dollars on campaign contributions and lobbying, the special interests clearly disagree. When the Senate bill was unveiled, health stocks skyrocketed. Meanwhile, an insurance insider told reporters, “We win.”