I dont see how eliminating competition will lower the cost of care. When the government is the only provider of health care and hospitals where is the power of negotiation for the cost of drugs and MRI machines. We watch the military spend way to much on equipment from their suppliers.
What happens is senators take jobs at drug companies and then negotiate contracts with their friends in the senate or medicair, not for the best deal but for the best deal that will get them the best bonus. We see it in the military all the time with officers going to work as cosultants at boeing.
As for the fed papers we disagree on what they call for. I believe they call for what the constitution provides and they succeeded. Of course we needed on cetral governemtn and constitution this nation would not have survuved otherwise. We never could made it as 13 seperate nations loosely bonded together, each having its own foriegn treaties and creating its own currency that might not have been upheld or accepted by the next colony.
Or perhaps you could eliminate all aspects of private sector health care and have the government run a monopoly on all things healthcare.