I don't mind profit but profit is too superficial to stand in the way of treating people when they are sick. Conservatives must learn one lesson if they are ever going to revive their dying party: whenever the conflict rears its ugly head you must always support human beings over corporations; people over profits. By allowing Haliburton and the banks to rip off Americans; conservatives got their buts kicked by the voters.
Americans want regulated "freedom"; that's why we adopted a Constitution instead of the Articles of Confederation. Too much freedom just like too much regulation is dangerous. I don't want to pay high health insurance premiums or get denied coverage when I'm sick just because some cowboys want to pound their chest about capitalism and the great American way. Leave the cliches behind and let's begin to run this country pragmatically and strategically.
Foreign countries are not adopting our health care model because it does not work. We pay the highest fees and get some of the worst results. Some parts of America have infant mortality rates of third world countries. Foreigners are not flocking to America to use our insurance system. They use our hospitals and doctors that have unique abilities but our health insurance system is outdated and needs to be traded in and demolished like a "cash-for-clunker".