Question: Should the government be involved in health insurance?
Answer: It already is.
In the Sunday Times (of the NYT), Krugman describes an all too familiar situation of a man in a town hall meeting in South Carolina with a representative there who said "Keep your government hands off my medicare!" To which, the Representative, tried to explain that Medicare already is a government program (and thank goodness it is, because no insurance companies right now want to cover the care of all the older Americans who have the highest incidences of so many chronic illnesses).
Read the whole article on the NYT website.
"give yourself permission to begin from here"
-Oriah, the Invitation