When I saw the President vetoed a bill that supported federal funds for stem cell research, I didn't get too worked up, because I'm confident there is plenty of incentive for the private industry to channel money into this kind of research. I wonder how this would be different in a system where healthcare is sponsered wholly by the government. In other words, I'm concerned that a universal healthcare system would be incredibly corrupted by the current crop of anti-science fundamental republican clowns that currently hold the majority in Congress and no doubt will sometime hold great influence again down the road. If the last 4 years have shown me anything, its that the less influence government has on social programs, the better. Kind of ironic, that President Bush has influenced me to take a conservative stance on this issue by his sheer ineptitude alone. I used to think a universal healthcare plan could work, but the more I think about it, (especially considering how it would be influenced by fundamentalists who have no business formulating healthcare policy) the more I realize what a disaster it would become. Anyone else out there reconsidering their take on Universal Healthcare after seeing the politics being played on stem cell research?