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i assume you've also seen this Atlantic article by now... many similarities.
I hear many people say that Obama is working against a lot of inertia within the American public on the part of people who are satisfied with their health coverage and think they'll be screwed by their automatic inclusion into an enormous government-run clusterfsck of a system to replace it. These people seem to favour an incremental series of changes to our current system, like covering additional people or reworking the rules so insurance companies can't do scummy things like drop people under false pretence when they get expensive, and making the government prove itself on those before going further.
To address these concerns, I think it's really important to emphasise the amount the average US worker is missing in salary just by passing the cost of their insurance on to their employer. A lot of people pay lip se...
totally agree on the premium packages. I ended up getting the EX because the wife liked the power doors and the climate control but the price difference for the more expensive trim levels was totally unrealistic for what they offered.
here's a great resource for some of the other neat features Odysseys have. It is strange that they're smart enough to not let you open the driver side sliding door if the fuel door is open but they can't figure out how to keep you from locking your keys in the car.