Cartoon: Government fails again, but trust it with health care
Exactly. In light of government failure after government failure, why does anyone trust the government to pick the winners and losers - let alone with something as important as health care?
If you're interested in the philosophical case for why government intervention in health care isn't just and won't work, check out The Law by Frederic Bastiat, a French political philosopher. It's available for free online, is short (fewer than 100 pages sans introductions) and makes the best philosophical case for limited government and freedom I've ever read.