Of course, we have been here before with the Democrats.
Like every other promise, it always sounds good until you read the details.
I am not opposed to a public-private sector partnership on health care.
Why not? Look around the world?
Take a look at Universal healthcare's dirty little secrets (Patients in countries that provide government insurance often experience hurdles to care such as extremely long waitlists) By Michael Tanner and Michael Cannon:
"What these politicians and many other Americans fail to understand is that there's a big difference between universal coverage and actual access to medical care."
Just ask any Canadian? Universal winners and losers By John R. Graham is great:
"The Canadian experience confirms that government monopoly health care, though billed as "universal," has trouble delivering the goods. Nevertheless, similar schemes being advanced in America find favor with Big Labor, with good reason.
Read the full article. Furthermore:
"Supporters of universal coverage fear that people without health insurance will be denied the healthcare they need.
Of course, all Americans already have access to at least emergency care.
Hospitals are legally obligated to provide care regardless of ability to pay, and although physicians do not face the same legal requirements, we do not hear of many who are willing to deny treatment because a patient lacks insurance."
Yes, we need to improve our broken system. However, let's not create another federal bureaucracy.