From Senator Chris Dodd:
Be well, Senator, and thanks for putting a spotlight—and a face—on a big part of the problem. Without a health plan a simple procedure to remove a cancerous growth in the early stages would instead result in the cancer being undiagnosed until far more serious and expensive treatment would be required—if it wasn't too late for that.
Yes, Senator Dodd's procedure will cost money—but less than it would at later stages, and will save his life. If you are currently un-(or under)insured, Republicans would rather you wait until your prostrate cancer is so bad you need to be treated in the emergency room.
That's the real debate.