We as Americans must stand up for ourselves. Our elected officials have their own agenda and are bought and paid for by special interests. We as Americans must vow that if the insurance mandate is passed we will refuse to buy insurance unless there is a public option or limits placed on insurance companies to protect those with preexisting conditions. It is of no benefit to have an insurance policy if you are paying such a high price and your out of pocket deductibles are so high you cannot afford to use it. Stand up those of you who are worried about your ability to pay and are against a public mandate for the benefit of insurance companies only.