If you want a reason why the federal government should not touch our national health care system, look no further than the U.S. Postal Service.  It’s a government run monopoly that provides less and less service at an ever increasing cost.  USPS lost a mere $3.8 billion for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, so the unelected and accountable to nobody brains running the USPS devised a plan to cut expenses and staff to save money.  Result:  losses more than doubled the next fiscal year to $8.5 billion.  Delivering mail is a lot simpler than delivering health care to 350 million people.   See “Losses double for U.S. Postal Service.”