I am for universal health insurance but against universal health care. We need universal health insurance because we as a society have decided (rightly) that we won't let someone die for lack of access to healthcare. Healthcare workers as government employees is a terrible idea. This will keep people out of healthcare, stifle innovation and increase the size of the government.
I personally disagree with that assessment.
Inovation doesnt care where revenue is generated,that assumption is based on improvements of comfort technology, not life/death.
Medicare and medicaid increased innovation and life expectancies.
Increasing the "size" of government agencies isnt always the root of a problem, we are spending the money anyways, it is just more narrowly focused now, then it would be in a socialized system.
I absolutely love my VA services.
Ive had Kaiser before and othe ppos.
I prefer GREATLY the VA system.