Argument: Medicare is a failure that should not be expanded into universal care
Michael F. Cannon. "Socialized Medicine is Already Here". CATO Institute. September 6, 2007 - "For example, the federal Medicare program essentially makes an open-ended commitment to pay for whatever medical care seniors and their doctors demand. That may be why researchers at Dartmouth Medical School have estimated that Medicare purchases $60 billion in useless services every year. That's nearly one-fifth of all Medicare spending. It also may explain why we spend 50 percent more on medical care than other advanced nations without making ourselves noticeably healthier."