I myself want LESS government in my life--and I certainly don't entrust my healthcare to the government.
We already have Medicare and Medicaid that could be extended to anyone that chose to opt into those plans. This is a viable alternative that could be put into effect if we had the political will.
With the research I've done (not much actually) I've discovered that most countries that have universal health care for their citizens achieved it through labor unions. Of course we no longer have powerful labor unions, so we need to take another route.
I feel strongly for people who do not have health care. Depending on the insurance companies to provide it is never going to work. People go bankrupt just because they are hit by a drunk driver and have health problems afterward. Everyone is very afraid of illness. We have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world.
We need to do something that will work for everyone.