The idea of providing everybody with healthcare has always bothered me. If the government is the sole insurance provider, that would mean that it would dictate to the market what costs would be, and create a secondary cash market that would continue to benefit the rich. If the government was an option, in addition to private insurance, then I don't see why we don't just call it an overhaul of the medicare/aid system instead of touting it as something new? Anyway, I frame this with the above because if John Edwards has his way, either some or all of us are going to be forced to go to the doctor. Is going to the Dr. a good thing? Yes. Should people do it? Yes. Should the government be in the business of mandating that we all go to the doctor? No.