The question has been posed, should the government implement a universal form of healthcare. No the government should not, for three reasons. Taxpayer dollars being spent, the degrading of the free market, and the necessity of government run healthcare.
The disputed Health Care reform will cost 1 trillion dollars (Woodward) in the first ten years. 1 trillion dollars is more than the New Deal implemented by FDR after the Great Depression. With the economy as it is right now, its no time to be adding to our national debt. Spending is what got us into this financial mess and it will not get us out of it.
Furthermore, the new Health Care bill eliminates competition within insurance companies and therefore destroys a portion of the free market, and gives it to the government. When we give a to the government to handle it takes business away from the private sector (in this case health insurance companies). The new Health Care plan is a monopoly. "The Week" puts it as hog tying 1/6 of the economy,"Congressmen’s town-hall meetings on the president’s health-care plan have caused a backlash of un-American fury. It comes from liberals, outraged that anyone could oppose President Obama’s intention to hog-tie one-sixth of the economy." (National Review) Hog tying 1/6 of the economy means government take over of that section, eliminating the free market over health care. Capitalism has made us one of the most prosperous countries in the world, this bill is one big step in the opposing direction. With taxpayer dollars going to a new universal Health Care plan, that covers everybody, that is one more step closer to socialism.
For my third point, do we need government healthcare? Does the government need to step in, or is the free market doing just fine? We need some reform in health care, but not this. Not something that spreads the wealth, reduces free market. Most likely, the reason our health care is in bad shape is because of the government intervention that we all ready have. They should not. They are taking taxpayer dollars for something we do not need.
If this bill was put under a Cost/Benefit Analysis, the results would be, to much money spent for something we do not need. That is why we should not let government handle Health Care.