Forget what anyone tells you; the cost of medical care will quickly rise under government-mandated insurance plans.
1. It will take three government employees to do the work of one.
2. The requirement for paperwork for each patient will increase (think IRS, EPA, FCC, etc.)
3. Each new congress will tinker with the plan. It will start with "free" hair plugs for cancer patients and then spread to anyone else desiring same based on making people "feel better" about their appearance.
Private/public partnerships always, without exception, ensure that the government assumes all the risk and private partners share in the benefit.
We know Obamacare is crap because congress won't be covered.