And yes, there are many in this country who will resist change because they are absolutely scared what change will bring. Yet, there are many, like all of us with cancer, who must live and adapt to change almost on a daily basis.
As to changing and reforming healthcare, Canada was used by the Tea Party (get use to it guys...this party is growing and in my opinion they are VERY ugly) as the example of the country with the worst healthcare in the world. Yet, from my own investigation, I have found the only major issue in Canada is lack of an adequate amount of doctors---easily fixed if the nation will forgive some or all of the tuition for doctors that STAY in the country. Fact is, healthcare in the United States is pretty bad, especially if you can't afford or are not qualified to get health insurance. Believe it or not there are still states where many children do not get adequate healthcare.
Anyhoo, good luck on the 7th!