Why don't Democrats instead push to provide everyone with health care using the argument that ... everyone needs health care? ... Just a thought
So ... everybody needs food. So have the government be in charge of providing food!
Ooops, it's been tried, with not so good results. (Google "Communism, famimes")
I hurry to add that Kaus makes good points. There's no arbitrary percentage of national income that should or should not be spent on health.
And there is huge waste -- even conservatives admit that.
But who decides? And how?
The key element is what's productive. Good health care could be productive.
Bad health care ... Like, say, Medicare ...