It will be good for the economy because:
- Healthy people are more productive workers
- Entrepreneurs are covered and more people could afford to leave their jobs and start their own businesses
- Companies could afford to pay higher wages when healthcare costs are lower. (Remember unions to hold them to this.)
- Women and others who care for sick children and the elderly will have more resources to care for them and lose less time
- Some of the insurance professionals will be able to get work with the government
- Drugs that actually work because the studies that lead to their approval are scientific will reduce the number of lawsuits over drugs that are ineffective or have life-threatening side-effects
- Doctors will still be well paid.
- Something must be done to lower malpractice rates besides ultrahigh malpractice insurance which punishes all doctors and justifies exhorbitant salaries. If they still received their "net" salary or perhaps a bit more under the new system, there would be no disincentive to doctors to be supportive of universal not-for-profit coverage.
- Drugs are a multi-billion dollar industry
- Medical devices are a billion dollar industry
- Insurance is a billion dollar industry
- Preventative medicine is cost-effective and decreases the need for the above
- NAFTA and other "free-trade" agreements have encouraged many of the most lucrative industries in the United States to go elsewhere for workers so we have few major industries left in the U.S.
- The oil industry are is in trouble
- The auto industry is in trouble
New modes of fuel, new conservation-oriented transportation and building techniques, services, and supplies are growth areas.
Your imagination is a growth area.