I'll begin with my personal opinion : Health care should not be a right, anymore then owning a house is a right, in the sense that you aren't born with the "inherent right" to orthoscopic surgery. People who support universal health care support this ideology. Free individuals should not be obligated through taxes to pay for the mistakes of other free individuals. Universal health care is another way of assigning more responsibility for you life to the portfolio's of wealthy bay street lobbyists. Medicine is the only area of our economy, the ONLY, where technological advances have INCREASED costs as opposed to lowering them which is the natural state of advancement in competition, were medical science free to adjust prices. In a truly free market system, more money will be in the pocket of the individual who previously ceeded this money to taxes, where he will be free to make his own choices about his health, in an atmosphere of competition driven by technology which drives prices downwards, as is the case in any other sector of the economy. I say this because its easy to be fooled by movies like sicko which promote universal systems subsidized by the taxpayer, but michael doesnt address the fundamental flaws behind the american system and how money is allowcated through private insurance.