Government sponsored national health insurance a step up from private enterprise
The next time someone says, "If we have government health insurance, it will be like the DMV or the US Post Office," just say, "That would be an improvement in efficiency and coverage over private insurance companies."
Think about how often private insurance companies are sued for fraud, bad faith denial of claims. How often they give you the runaround on the phone. Or lose the paperwork, their obtuse paperwork I might add, when you've sent it in to them. Or when they say they'll cover something, and don't and you're back to multiple phone calls and more paperwork. And how the average administrative expenses for private insurance companies range from 15% to 25% (while Medicare and Medicaid, which cover high, at-risk populations, have between them less than 5% administrative costs). Oh, and remember, insurance companies get to choose, at least sometimes, who to insure.
Having had some pleasant experiences with the DMV in California in recent years, yes, really, and mostly great experiences with the US Post Office, which have lower administrative costs, we would be far better off as a nation to have national health insurance administrated by the government.