I did comment hours ago that you received that hospital benefit b/c it was part of the "contract" from your time in service. That doesn't mean that everyone should get everything for free. What we need is for people to be able to afford their own private health insurance policy. To afford it, we need to dismantle the state-run monopolies that health insurance companies currently enjoy. They don't have to please us; it's their way or the highway. We must allow people to shop around nation-wide for specific coverage and let those companies bid for our dollars. If there is going to be a health care mandate, then at least we should be able to purchase insurance at competitive free-market prices.