I am all about having a good discussion about issues that face us. Lack of insurance because of our government propped up insurance companies is a problem. The answer: Single Payer. Which will never happen in this country. However, there are models to be looked at. Swedin is one of them. I only know what I read.......so if it isn't true, I am sorry. From: Healthcare in Sweden - Wikipedia Sweden's health care system is organized and managed on three levels: national, regional and local. At the national level, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs establishes principles and guidelines for care and sets the political agenda for health and medical care. The ministry along with other government bodies supervises activities at the lower levels, allocates grants and periodically evaluates services to ensure correspondence to national goals. ************************ You'll notice it takes place at three levels. And spare me the expanded medicaid bullcrap. The National level....remember Sweden has a population of: 9.3 million. Which means if we made it a state, it would still not even be in our top ten STATES in terms of population. Then there are two other levels. I've argued for a long time that I'd like to see states take this up. But everyone wants D.C. to set a program for 320,000,000 people. That is 33 times larger than Sweden and Sweden still pushes a lot of the administration down below the federal government. How can anyone think that a system for 320,000,000 people will work ?