Of course we should want the government involved in healthcare. This seems to work just fine.
Awful, isn't it? They should get gold plated care, those who sacrifice themselves as they do.
When you think about why people want government run health care it makes you wonder the reason behind it. I think it's because they think insurance companies are robbing people, cheating people, etc., and the government will be more efficient. But where is the government ever more efficient? While I'm no fan of insurance companies, it's worse with the government, as they're so incompetent, they have to have insurance companies help them, so you get people like Kathleen Sebelius and her her colleagues, who don't know s***, but get paid huge bucks with huge benefits. So, you pay twice, once to cover the cost of the bureaucrats, then again to the insurance companies who handle and pay for the treatment. Countries that have universal healthcare, have both onerous taxes, and lousy healthcare. Just like the VA. And the coercion involved. All providers get squeezed and many will quit. Then you'll have long waits. And if one thinks NSA snooping is bad, wait til the government has all your health records, tax records, and all internet and cell phone communications. You don't need a Stasi. Delightful. Road to serfdom.