@strawCake - I think it's debatable whether it's the governments responsibility to feed all of the citizens of this country. Especially people that actually have a job. Maybe your friends should consider cutting their expenses more or something.
Anyway, I think our public health system in this country is fine. When was the last time you heard about a major outbreak of an infectious disease? Or the water supply becoming contaminated? I don't remember hearing about either of these things happening in the United States in the recent past, do you?