Public Education grades 1 -12
I think government should be responsible for maintaining a basic level of education because I believe only an educated population has the capacity to remain truly informed before making decisions. Otherwise, education level would be based on individual wealth; leading to dominance, repression, and rebellion (as shown by past history).
I support government health care because the State should be responsible for maintaining a baseline of health to prevent plagues etc., and provide medical protection since most citizens simply cannot afford (personal insurance coverage) it on their own. I strongly support a system similar to Canada or the UK. Doctors benefit well under such systems, pharmaceutical companies still make reasonable profits, and only insurance companies lose out.