If people are so upset by government involvement in health insurance that they are protesting, please protest by going to the appropriate agency and canceling your government health-care coverage. Imagine the effect 10 million people quitting Medicare will have in sending a message to Congress.
Nothing requires you to use Medicare, Medicaid, veteran benefits or even unemployment.
Please go out and buy your own policy from a private insurer. Better still, use the free-market system and negotiate directly with your doctor and the closest hospital for your care and start paying cash.
Once you have done that, then your protests against government-run health care will lose the taint of hypocrisy they now have.
Dale J. Christensen