If you really think that an abortion is the murder of a baby, it follows that you'd be pro-life. And if you truly believe that homosexuals are the spawn on Satan, it makes sense to be against gay marriage. But, honestly, who are these people are who are so passionately opposed to health care reform?

Are they really, totally, blissfully happy with their health care? Have they never been sick? Do they not know anyone who's been sick? And if they are, luckily, happy with their plans, has it been that way for their entire lives? Have they always worked for the same companies and never had to change insurance? Never had a break in coverage?

Aren't they concerned that if they leave—or lose—their jobs, they will lose their coverage? Especially if they've ever actually been sick and needed to use the insurance? Do they know about what happens with pre-existing conditions? Or how much COBRA costs? Generally at least $1,000 a month for a family plan. Could they afford that?

Last year, my family had pretty typical employer-provided insurance and two relatively minor health issues. We spent over $9,000 out of pocket on health care costs—on top of the $5,400 or so we paid in premiums.

Your typical 80 percent coverage may sound good—but with a minor surgery costing $20,000 or more, that means you, the consumer, need to pony up $4,000 for your 20 percent. Do other people just have that extra cash sitting around?

To say nothing of the time and effort it takes to deal with the forms, the pre-approvals, the checking to make sure that each and every provider associated with your particular case is covered by your plan. With any medical procedure, bills fly in fast and furious from the lab, the radiologist, the pathologist, the hospital, the doctor, all with separate co-pays and deductibles.

Who are these people who say they don't want government insurance? Don't they have parents on Medicare? Are they planning to refuse Medicare for themselves? Do they know people in the military? Should we dismantle the Veterans Health Administration, just because it's provided by the government?

And don't these people know people who are out of work? It's impossible to believe that they really don't know any of the nearly one-in-five Americans with no insurance. Do they know that a majority of personal bankruptcies are directly related to health care costs? According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, "most victims are middle class, well educated and have health insurance."

In 2007, before the current economic downturn, an American family filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of illness every 90 seconds; three-quarters of them were insured. Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the United States in 2007 were driven by medical incidents. In an article published in the August 2009 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, the results of the first-ever national random-sample survey of bankruptcy filers shows that illnesses and medical bills contribute to a large and increasing share of bankruptcies. The share of bankruptcies attributable to medical problems rose by 50% between 2001 and 2007.

A few more health issues and my family might have been among them.

The idea that a new system will institute health care rationing? We already have rationing—and not just for people who have no insurance. Have they never tried to get a prescription filled that's not on their plan's approved list? Or tried to see an out-of-network doctor?

And the fear that a new plan will pull the plug on Grandma....my mother spent most of last fall dealing with my grandmother's end-of-life care and if anyone thinks that's a fair and reasonable system, they haven't known anyone who's died old, sick, and in a nursing home.

This woman who attacked Senator Arlen Specter...

“This is about the dismantling of this country,” Katy Abram, 35, shouted at Mr. Specter, drawing one of the most prolonged rounds of applause. “We don’t want this country to turn into Russia.”

Are she and the other applauding protesters just incredibly stupid? Or the healthiest people in America? Or what?