Mike_Mothma: One difference in your arguments and my argument in favor of socialized health care: you can help whether or not you work and make money, whether or not you eat, whether or not you have a car. However, you can't help having health issues. No matter how well you take care of yourself, you are going to get sick at some point. Period. Besides, like having federally-funded education, highways, and military, having federally-funded health care would benefit society. Businesses would be able to run more efficiently without having to worry about health coverage for their employees; court dockets would not be so full without health-care-related lawsuits; and school systems would be able to eliminate one problem, that problem being children coming to school sick or injured because parents can't afford to take them to the doctor.