Of the united states that is the government, not programs to help the poor. Don't act like a democrat and try to take it out of context. Because it government run healthcare is control over the people it takes choices away from you. It is a socialist program. You show you still think like a Democrat. You sound like Obama. You did not get there on your own.
Are you suggesting our constitution only provides that taxes be used to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the Government and not the people they are there to represent?
And why is Government offering a healthcare service taking choices away? What choices are they taking away from you by offering the public a healthcare service?