I find the cynical tone of this article offensive and patronizing. The American people have seen first-hand the tribulations of Social Security and Medicare, and have a right to be worried about further expensive government intrusion into our lives. To be sure, these agencies have served their respective social purposes, but at burgeoning costs. What makes the current attempts at government-controlled health care any different? In my practice, the bureacratic maze of Medicare is extremely expensive to administer, and the patients, for all their hard-earned money paying the Medicare tax for several decades of their working lives, only receive eighty-percent coverage. I shudder at our future.