I follow the same philosophy with astrology. I know nothing about star and planet alignment, but I am qualified to call them bunk.
Seriously; this look to government to protect one's self has gone too far.
This bill will increase demand but does NOTHING to address the supply side issue.
If you really want health care costs to plummet; allow 100 medical schools to open up. In 8 years we will have doctors clamoring for business and dropping prices with each other to compete; and we can then abolish Medicare/Medicaid because prices will be cheap.
Unfortunately, AMA has congress by the balls so this sort of true reform will never happen.
It runs on Windows; which some say is a minus-- but doesn't bother me.
There is a slick iphone interface cause HSTouch which allows you to create your own screens for control (works on Windows/Linux/CE and Mac too I believe).
When I get home- I pull out my iPhone and unlock my doors; turn on the light and the heat.
Zwave is still growing; and I imagine integration into these products is forthcoming. The beauty of zwave over wifi is that it comes little power; so battery operated devices are plausible. Throughput it 9600 -> 40 kbps.
To add devices; I just bring my zwave usb stick to a device; click a button on each; and it adds. The network self optimizes.
Again; long way to go but the community is pretty strong.
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.