Look at the VA hosptials. That's gov't. Look at the runaway costs of medicare and medicaid --That's gov't. Gov't's best isn't good enough. Gov't is about endless record-keeping of minutia and paper, paper and more paper --or in this case, maybe computer data. Gov't is about inefficiency, waste and waiting, also.
My husband's PA didn't get a letter and form from the state for updating his license. The Columbus office said, "Oops. We'll send it right out." Monday came. No letter. "Oops, somebody left it here on the desk. We'll get it right out." This form could've been faxed and mailed back, but NOOOO! that wasn't their way. So the PA couldn't see patients for 3 days until they got him reinstated. Meanwhile, he is on salary and unable to work, a loss to the business and 75 patients not seen. Gov't doesn't think that way and doesn't care. There will be lots more of such waste of personnel and tax dollars and people waiting longer for care if feds get the power over all of U.S. healthcare.
What people have to do to qualify for their Medicaid, SSI and Medicare --it's all so BURDENSOME --like IRS forms are. And that's all government.
Why would we want to eliminate competition between health providers for our health care dollars? Free enterprise is our friend, People! Government will give us no affordable CHOICES --just whatever they want to give us for our much higher taxes in order to have more inefficient, bureaucrat-laden, holiday-laden gov't programs --that grow ever and ever larger, filled with people who don't have to be efficient or think about being diligent or profitable or even courteous and caring in order to keep their positions.
Keep those insurance companies and providers small and regional, competing with each other, under local control, and that will do us more good than any federal healthcare plan.
That's not to say that big insurance can't be just as frustrating as big gov't. But I do NOT trust the democrats' view of utopia. It's socialism, pure and simple. It's nanny gov't and we will not like it after having the best health care in the world --where even the poor don't have to wait for open heart surgery and new knees if they need it. Yes, health care costs need addressed --and there may be SOME kind of role for gov't to play -- but when I hear Hillary say, "WE WANT TO TAKE AWAY THEIR POWER" --yikes!
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible