I know a lot of my conservative friends (I myself am socially conservative, but fiscally moderate) might disagree with me; I DO believe in small government, to some extent. But I believe that the government SHOULD be in control of health care. Why? Well the first reason is theological. I believe that Roman 13:4 teaches a basic theological truth: the earthly powers which God has established, are responsible for the physical well being of it's people, just as the Church is responsible for the spiritual well being. In this day and age, this applies not just to law enforcement, but also medical care. Saving people's lives is the one area in which capitalism should not apply: at least in the application of it to individuals. "Big Business" health care, such as we have now, does not support free enterprise: it is for all intents and purposes the implementation of a caste system, where the rich who can pay for the proper medical care can live, and those who cannot die. This, frankly, is disgusting. Imagine for a moment if we took this idea to the front steps of a hospital. On the right, a little girl, whose parents are poor, that needs a liver to survive. On the left, Bill Gates, who needs that same liver. In some instances, even if the little girl were at the top of the donor list, she would be skipped over, due to an inability to pay. This is sickening. Who recieves medical care, should not be based on ones social status. While I agree that most forms of income redistribution are wrong (welfare), medical care is something different. We are not speaking of making sure everyone has a car and a T.V. here; we are talking about the right to life! The very thing that we Christians fight so hard for! Republicans keep talking about just "making health care affordable to everyone." Speaking for myself, I have three children, a wife, I am going to school full time, and working my patooty off too. In order for health care to be "affordable" to me, it would have to be free. If our idiotic conservative friends in the House and Senate, would quit opposing the health care bill, and instead put all of their efforts into putting in protections for the unborn, we would all be better off. BTW: I even have a solution to the expense: dissolve the IRS, go with a straight tax, and re train all of the IRS employees for jobs in health care. Funding and people all in one shot!