Grandmastersexsay has a good point. Whether folks like it or not, the incentive to make a profit are the driving force in many of our recent scientific advancements. With the government taking control a sector of the economy we will lose the incentive and creativity in this area of the economy. That's why we are seeing so many advancements worldwide in technology these days - free markets reward creativity and risk.
If you ignore lots of what is going on in health care, sure. There must be a balance. We need advancement but we don’t need 15 different boner pills. Companies lie, cheat and steal, it’s a fact. They get laws changed so there is less regulation and then you end up with 100s of people being injected with fungus that kills them or their on meds for the rest of the life because companies just can’t help themselves. It’s like my mom’s cancer treatments. $$$TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS$$$ a pop and guess what? The company that sells it is just so ok with that. What the patent on the last drug that worked better is up? Let push that new crappy one so we can get a new patent. What, work on a cure? That is madness, how can we make money on that? That is the garbage you’re getting for spending more than any other nation, a lower quality of life and a shorter lifespan. All along we pay more and more.
But your right, lets deregulate and get rid of schools, police and firefighter and taxes. If people want to know who killed who, they can pay and if they want them to go to jail they can pay and if they…