We're all awake and are aware the health system here is shoddy. Having the government step in is going to make it a hundred times worse.
There's way too many people in this country for any sort of system to work, but the worst problem is that the costs of healthcare are out of control.
But good luck telling multi-billion dollar companies to settle for less money. It basically won't ever happen, and we all just have to deal with it. Capitalist America at it's finest...
Medicare and Medicaid works fairly well, and the government has been cracking down on fraud to the tune of hundreds of billions already which is nice to see.
I see Obamacare as a step towards a single-payer system. Right now, we're starting to see a separation of insurance from employment, because businesses can no longer afford to provide insurance to employees. It's a bit of a gamble, but the hope is by separating insurance from employment, that gives workers more freedom to change (or, forces them to change [depending on your view ]) work and find better paying occupations. Plenty people I know who graduated college only work the jobs they were given because of the benefits available to them. If they lost those benefits, they would be searching for a better paying job immediately. Whether they find better paying jobs though, that will be a different story..
When you finally separate insurance from employment, and everyone is forced to have insurance (or pay a fine), the government could then theoretically step in and offer an insurance plan of its own to compete with private insurance companies. The government doesn't need to profit, it just needs to break even; after all, the government serves the people. Private insurance companies serve their CEOs, stockholders, creditors, employees, then the people.
It will essentially be Medicare for all, which is what we should've had from the start. Everyone has "skin in the game" so to speak, and every taxpayer has a responsibility to be healthy since they and everyone else are paying for it (rather than a faceless insurance company). Heck, maybe even refund a bit of the monthly premium if you pick up healthy habits that reduce the healthcare costs for the government in the future.