Goverment does a lot for us! 6. Best health care in the world... um... O'h that obamacare disaster brewing..
You have not been paying attention. In the 1950's US health care was the best. But since then it fell dramatically in the world list. A change that has been widely reported. We are now way down the list, and have been for 20 years and more. Not a recent fall at all.
Software patents are bad since software is mathematics (see groklaw.net) so software should be unpatentable.
Copyright is possibly applicable for software, but only really makes sense if the copyright period is adjusted (for everything!) to be the original 1913 length, 7 years. Or less in at the creater's option (ie if I write something I can specify copyright applies for 1 year and then expires).
For all practical purposes copyright currently applies 'for the life of the universe' which is absurd, harmful, and inappropriate.