Many things could reduce health care costs without installing govt overlords to mismanage it all. Tort reform. How much of the cost of a skin stapler used in surgery is related to product insurance? How much is related to the cost of those device used providing uncompensated or undercompensated care? Health insurance for everyone sounds like a great idea, until you realize only the 50% who pay income taxes (who probably pay for healthcare too) will be paying for the govt health insurance of the other half with their tax dollars.