Yes, governments should be accountable for the health and welfare of their citizens. The reason is that healthcare costs do not follow traditional economic models. With most consumer goods, the consumer can choose to purchase or not to purchase. With regards to healthcare costs, consumers typically have no choice but to elect for expensive treatment.
I believe governments, to a degree, are accountable for the health and welfare of their citizens. The government was supposedly created by the people, FOR the people. If we allow homeless people to die on the streets that is a problem that affects everyone in our society, not just the dead guy.
Governments should be accountable for the health and welfare of their citizens. Governments should place the health and welfare among their citizens at a top priority. Without a healthy population of people, a country will fail to survive. Governments should promote healthy living through education, and provide social health care for poor people.
Yes they should as it is for the greater good of society. A government should take care of its citizens and leaving it up to for profit companies to do it is not acceptable. A good government will not discriminate and the better off the citizens are the more productive society will be.