One of the burning reasons we apparently need a government takeover of health care is that it is "expensive," or more precisely, we spend a lot of money on it.
So what? In everything else I can think of, rising per capita spending and higher spending in the US than elsewhere is a sign of wealth and prosperity, not a "problem." We spend a lot of money on a lot of sometimes trivial sh*t, and no one blinks. We spend more money because we have more beyond what we need to keep ourselves alive. Or we spend more money because technology provides us new options and frontiers. But when we spend a lot of money on our health and well-being and longevity, its a problem requiring massive government intervention?