I keep hearing this propaganda that conservatives and Republican want to get rid of huge amounts of government. How many of them have proposed the REPEAL of Medicare and Medicaid? Not this phony "privatization" but outright repeal. The fact is that conservatives and liberals both accept that the federal government should be involved in health care in some substantial way. They just disagree on the details. Only libertarians support complete elimination of the federal gov't from medical care (save perhaps the VA, which could be justified by national Defense).