You ever notice that when the government wants to spend billions, on social programs, they take a one size fits all approach. Let's talk about health care for the poor. Most Americans have pretty good health insurance. A national health program would take away that good insurance for lousy government politic constructed insurance. The big paint brush. Why not ask why do these people not have insurance. Most are illegal aliens who get free health care from the emergency room. I work in a hospital, and a man from Peru deliberately took vacation here to go threw the emergency room for a tumor he knew he had. He is doing nicely in a hospital room, where he gets top notch care that the tax payers shoulder. Why don't we identify the uninsured, and make them worth vouchers that insurance companies will fight over to service. The more you use capitalist principles the better the results you will have.