Government is a giant Costco where everybody pools their money together to buy shit for themselves, such as healthcare, military, trains, police, etc., for a lower wholesale price than if they bought it themselves.
This is one of the most retarded things I've read on
Actually, claiming that the private sector is more efficient in all things is also ridiculous. Medicare/Medicaid has lower overhead costs than most insurance companies. It's actually run pretty efficiently, but the problems come from the Congress mismanaging the funding for it, and things like not adjusting for inflation. Private insurance costs are actually rising much faster than Medicare costs.
Health care is an area where having the largest insured population makes the most sense. We have already decided, as a country, that anyone in need of health care will get it. You won't be turned away if you show up to the ER with an injury or illness. We just couldn't possibly have come up with a more wasteful or expensive way to provide that care than the system we have now. The health care bill improves it a little, but doesn't go nearly far enough to bring down costs to something that is sustainable for us.
People, especially those on the right, complained about health care rationing throughout the whole health care debate, yet that's exactly what we see all over the place right now. It's absolutely rampant with insurance companies. If you're going to provide health care to everyone anyway, which we're already doing, it makes much more sense to design a proper universal health care system from the start. Yeah, it'll piss off anyone with a stake in the status quo, but we need to do what's right for the country, not what's right for insurance companies or what makes doctors the most cash. Yeah, they should be well-paid for what they do, but the current system is unsustainable.