I believe we should take care of the elderly and disabled.
By definition, disabled means that a person is totally unable to do ANY type of work either physical or mental. The rest of the people should ABLE to do ANY type of work that is available.
In our Country's history, our ancestors came here with little education, some unable to speak english at all...but they had SKILLS! To feed thier families they had buckets, mops, paint brushes, shovels, needles and thread, baking items and utensils...in other words, they found a need for what they could do. They saved thier money and moved up the ladder. Some not so high, but THEY MOVED!
Today we see many that are able to do some type of work but are too "proud" to accept minimum wage, or ashamed to start from the bottom and work up like the rest of us have.
Those of us that work 1-2 jobs to keep our families going should not have to tow along the dead wood.
Healthcare reform should make it mandatory for every able bodied person of working years to WORK. Insuance companies should have to take a percentage of non insurable people on as "Pro Bono" like the attorneys have to do. 70% of insurables to 30% uninsurables would be very helpful along with corporate greed reduction. If Our President makes less than half a million a year, why should the CEO's be making multimillions? Just HOW important are thier jobs????