We have to demand our elected officials meet our needs or we don't vote for them. I'll take Obama over Bush any day when it comes to caring. It's why the Republicans got thrown out on their asses and Americans voted for change.
If you think single payer is "socialized medicine" you don't really understand the full picture. Right now we are slaves to the people who hold our benefits.
And just what do you think will happen if we all start pooling our money so everyone gets some decent coverage? Right now 60% of bankruptcies in America are caused by medical bills- who benefits from our current system?
How can anyone start a small business they can't afford health care? Our current system is killing the spirit of entrepreneurship in this country. I teach workshops for people who want to start their own business. The number one question I get "what about affordable healthcare?. i tell them my story and how I have to had insurance for years, it makes them think twice and becomes the reason most people decide to stay safe by working for a nanny corporation instead of being their own boss. Creating a system in which everyone pays and everyone gets care is going to save Capitalism, not kill it.