Medical care is no different, it can be provided cheaply, and efficiently, by doctors competing to get your business. Heh. I've noticed Walmart is absorbing other services, as well (my local one has a bank, an optometrist's, and a hair stylist in it, not to mention the McDonalds and arcade) Imagine if Walmart opened a medical clinic over by the pharmacy?
It would be nice if it was the situation. But right now, you got millions of people without health insurance, and you NEED to cover them. You're gambling with your human potential for money and political reasons. Insure them, whatever the cost is. You can pay yourself a war in Irak that gives nothing back? I'm pretty sure you can pay for health insurance that certainly gives a return. If the businesses can't fill the hole, the government has to.
But that's the problem, and the addiction that I spoke of before. Other people's money is a powerful drug, and one that eventually kills the addict. You can either quit cold turkey, but the withdrawal is a bitch
, and is almost as bad as keeping on the same way. Agorism is the other option, think of it like a 12-step for OPM.