The Democrats have already put health care into reconciliation, which means it can't be filibustered. Socialized medicine started a long time ago, and now Medicare, Medicaid, S-CHIP, and the VA medical system already have 80 million patients.
As to financing the coverage of 50 million currently uninsured people, new taxes are going to be required. The primary proposal currently circulating in the Democrat controlled Congress is that employer-sponsored health insurance would no longer be tax free. Your employee provided health care benefits will be treat as "wages" and will be taxed as ordinary income. This tax would raise hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
During the 2008 campaign, Obama came out strongly against this. Of course if Congress "shoved this down his throat" <wink wink> he would sign the bill anyway, saying it wasn't perfect but was better than nothing.
We are quickly becoming a totally socialized country under a Statist President and avCollectivist Congress who believes that the road to prosperity comes from taxing the rich and spending on the "poor". Of course, this strategy is destined to fail as history has shown over and over again.
Capitalism is being replaced by Fascism in the United States of America and the people are giving mindlessly allowing this to happen by blinding following Barack Hussein Obama, the pied piper of morons.
The term fascismo is derived from the Italian word fascio, which means "bundle", group, or "union". Fascism comprises an authoritarian political ideology and a corporatist economic ideology. In the economic sphere, fascist leaders have claimed to support a "third way" in economic policy, which they believe superior to both the individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism. This is achieved by a form of government control over business and labor (called "the corporate state" by Mussolini).
The ObamaNation has taken control through majority ownership of the largest U.S. banks, AIG- the largest insurance company, Freddie Mac & Fannie May, the holder of the vast majority of home mortgages and General Motors. Soon Obama will control the entire U.S. Health Care System that is currently 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Federal Debt currently constitutes 40% of GDP and will grow to 80% of GDP within 10 years unless federal tax revenue increases 60% during the that period. You do the math. In ten years, the federal government will directly control a minimum of 96% of the GDP of the United States of America.
This is the ObamaNation.