Medicare fraud currently costs taxpayers about $60,000,000,000 a year. Social Security Disability accounts for another $6,000,000,000 a year in fraud, while food stamps incur $750,000,000 a year in fraud. Those three programs, alone, cost taxpayers $67 billion a year! That's a chunk of change, no matter how rich you are.
The Health Care overhaul will control MUCH more of the American economy - one-sixth of the entire economy. Try as you might, you could never imagine the cost of the fraud to taxpayers.
Now I ask you - do you REALLY want to entrust YOUR health to a government that is so inept and incompetent that they pay $6000 for a $10 toilet seat and $400 for a 50 cent allen wrench? A government that hasn't been able to pass a budget in 3 years? A government who cannot run the Post Office at a profit while UPS and FedEx are making billions? A government that has been running Amtrak at a loss for 35 years?
Gimmee a break. I would not trust the government to put a band-aid on a skinned knee! The band-aid would cost $1500 and they would put it on the wrong knee - and do it long after the wonded knee has already healed.