Government healthcare.....NoThe colossal waste of time discussing this power grab boondoggle needs to end.
A government option is not competition. Government is a monopoly which pays $4000 for a Medicare wheelchair that costs $1000. True competition would be states removing regulatory barriers so that all 1,000+ insurance companies can compete for business in all states.....bringing the costs to consumers down.
85 - 90% of Americans are insured privately. SCHIP programs can easily be adapted to insure the remaining small minority.
Our good friends at RWJF have been pushing government healthcare reform for years......their financial interests in Johnson & Johnson (see pg 8) pharmaceutical and medical devices company has no doubt tainted that agenda.