To your other points: government intervention in markets always has unintended and usually very expensive consequences. Health care insurance reform is a trojan horse for capturing governmental control over a larger share of the economy, here's why:
No one chooses to get sick. The services required to render care are what they are, no matter the method used to pay for those services. In the old system, people went to get care, didn't pay the bill, the Dr's and hospitals wrote off the loss and the taxpayer shared the expense of the write off. Now the same thing eventually happens, except there are more hands in the pot of taxpayer money. Now instead of Dr. and indigent patient taking from the taxpayer, it is the Dr, the insurer, the government bureaucrat, and the patient dipping into tax payer pockets. You see simple systems are always more efficient. I would solve the health care problem with HSA's for all, subsidizing low income accounts. offering higher deductable plans with lower premiums for those who roll their hsa funds over in healthy years. This incentivises competition and responsible use of health care dollars.
"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin
you want to call something socialist, call Southwest Airlines socialist. They are employee-owned; that's what socialism is.
ACA isn't socialist.
Pres Obama isn't socialist.
Southwest Airlines is.
Quote: When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less