This Franco-Swiss citizen writes of his son's battle with a brain tumor. Europe's socialized medical care system diagnosed the tumor, had the child in surgery within a week, provided him with years of chemotherapy and rehab, paid his mother a stipend so she could stay home and care for him, and more. Four years later, the child is flourishing.
I live in the USA. With my health care situation, my child would have died from lack of care. And I work three jobs, one as a schoolteacher (where I "enjoy" group coverage). Now ask me why I'm for the public option.