There are four arguments for the single-payer system.
Obama says:"it will keep them honest." Because the Government is such an honest entity and above corruption? This is from the same man who's economic assumptions in his 2010 budget is pure fantasy.
Obama says, it will play by the same rules as the private insurers, and therefore, won’t drive them out of business. If the rules of the private insurers are sound enough to be adopted by government, why a government program at all?
Secretary Sebelius says it's necessary to give a choice to the consumer. So 1,300 entities offering health care plans isn't choice? We need one more? Also, many of these will close up shop against the government. so that's LESS options?
Then there’s the argument that the American people are not smart enough to handle something as complicated as health care and have a competitive market. Well that is a liberal theme to be sure. "people aren't smart enough to figure things out, and that's why government needs do it for them."
Do not buy into the 47 million uninsured. Fourteen million of are eligible for government programs and haven’t signed up. Ten million have households with incomes of $75,000 a year. Quite a lot are not American Citizens.
Sixty percent of the uninsured in San Francisco are not citizens.
Thank you Mr. George Will.