Agreed. The question is one of degree. Our Constitution spells out the limited powers delegated to the federal government, and UHC isn't there.I agree, monopolies are a bad thing, which is why no capitalist system can be without regulation.
The government sure as hell isn't qualified to be a provider. Visit an Indian reservation some time.The government shouldn't be a customer.
And why should the government be involved in deciding what the seller must offer and the individual must buy?We need a basic UHC to cover things like an annual check-up, broken bones, flu shots, emergency treatment and/or operations, and etc. The insurance companies should not be involved at all in these very basic services. After that if you want more coverage then knock yourself out. I'm sure Kaiser et al will be happy to take your money.