So you want the government to manage your health care?
Before all of you folks that are so adamant that the Obama/Pelosi/Ried consortium health plan is the greatest thing since sliced bread let me give you two examples of government management of private enterprise.
First lets look at "Cash for Clunkers". The original monies allocated was to last for one month. The estimate of money needed was so bad that it actually lasted 4 days. Now each $4500 grant actually costs the government $6000. That is right $2500 in administrative fees. You say no problem! Mr. Obama just allocated more money. Just today there were two Dealers on the news explaining some of the problems they are having with the program. One dealer from St. Louis has over a million dollars outstanding from cars he has sold under the program and the Government has not reimbursed him for one cent. He has had to suspend sales as he can not afford to continue to operate with no revenue. The second dealer has submitted 98 applications for reimbursement. 96 have been returned by the government marked "denied". Many dealers are dropping out of the program because the government is simply just not paying.
Second example: In the state Nevada prostitution is legal. The most profitable brothel in the state was the Mustang Ranch. However, the Mustang Ranch got into a little trouble with IRS and could not come to a reasonable agreement with them. Therefore, the government took over the management of the Mustang Ranch. Yest that is correct the United States Government was in the business of running a brothel. Now remember, and this is factual, that the Mustang Ranch was the most profitable brothel in Nevada. In less than 12 months after the government took over the Mustang Ranch was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Mr. Obama himself continues to talk about how that medicare is so corrupt, full of fraud and mismanaged. This is another example of government management. I suggest that before we allow them to have the whole enchalada we should require them to fix what they already administer.
Now I ask you, if the government can not even manage a who-- house, why would you want them in the health care business.