Note by Site Admin: The posts below dated March 8, 2007 were split off from this thread, which you may refer to for context. Well that is only if you think national health care is good for the society. I actually don't see a problem with the system now. The poor and disabled get Medicaid and those with a job/money are forced to purchase it themselves. Those who don't qualify for Medicaid are those with income. A national health care program would simply take an extra 30% in taxes out of their paycheck. Why can't those who don't qualify for Medicaid (because they have income) simply take an extra 30% from their paycheck and pay for medical expenses/insurance. One might say, "Well because they can't afford it." Well that's exactly what a national health care system would do. But not only would the government take their money, they would also take away their freedom to choose the health care system they want to purchase.