The mind of a conservative is difficult thing to understand. Just when you think that it is totally selfish, self centered and greedy you come to an issue such as healthcare and the world is stood on its head. The mind that supposedly prides itself in the appreciation of good value and service at a competitive price suddenly goes into a tailspin and comes to worship inneficiency and downright price gouging. All in the name of freedom, although what that has to do healthcare is a bit dim. It is common sense that doing something differently is not necessarily a bad thing, in some cases it may be innovative or even revolutionary. It is also common sense that if you are the only one in the world using a system that is more expensive with poorer outcomes than any other, the chances of that system being the best approach zero. This is the system the conservative mind embraces. It costs more than twice as much as the next most expensive. The outcomes rank with the bottom half of the third world countries. It denies care to from 20 to 30 percent of the population. When that 20 to 30 percent do get care, publically funded, it is are rates suitable for royalty. Twenty to forty percent of the total money spent buys no healthcare at all. Why would a sane mind favor such a system? They cant ALL work for insurance companies. They are always talking about freedom. Looking at this logically it is the freedom to be ripped off, denied good care or perhaps any care at all while paying an outrageous price. Logically it makes no sense. It would appear the only answer that explains the situation is the immersion of the right wing mind in viscous ideology. According to this mind set the government simply cannot perform a function better than private industry. To hell with all evidence that proves this to be untrue. It is simply a fact that government does many things better than the private sector. The public sector starts out with an immense advantage of not requiring profit. That alone assures better value in many areas such as law enforcement, infrastructure and education. That is simply a fact, proven over and over again. To admit this would require the conservative to think. At best this is difficult and thinking about public policy is almost impossible. No, it is better to run around shouting buzzwords like socialism. Again it will not do to point out that single payer healthcare has nothing to do with socialism. That is simply by definition. The end result is the conservative offers up the worst of all possible worlds in service to their ideology. Expensive, wasteful, poor quality and unavailable. Why do they do this? Beats me!