I would like to put a gloss on writing the US is a shit country.
That's not how I think of the US in general; there are amazing aspects to it as a nation, particularly its aspirations.
But it is pretty shitty that it thinks it's more important for people to save taxes than for taxes to save people - with a decent healthcare system.
Ah yes. There's that civility the British are so famous for.
We'd have a perfectly fine health care system if it weren't for decades of unaccountable government bureaucrats and leftist politicians building mountains of incredibly expensive and intrusive laws and regulations that have turned our once highly effective system (as a child, my parents, despite being poor, could afford to pay a doctor to make a house call) into a nightmare of inefficiences which has actually spawned a new industry - companies that only exist to deal with government red tape, a LOT of red tape!
There are so many private-sector solutions we could enact that would vastly improve access and costs it's not funny!
But NOOOOO... these damn leftists and socialist-wannabes in government INSIST that they can do it better, DESPITE the fact that their other enterprises like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the USPS, and Amtrak ARE FUCKING BLOATED, INEFFICIENT AND BROKE!
Obamacare is not, in even the slightest degree, about providing greater access to cheaper health care - and it most definitely will NOT do so - it is solely and only about seizing even MORE control over the private sector and our lives and securing an even larger base of government dependent voters who are sure to pitch camp with the Democrats.
That is ALL this is about.
The fact remains, our constitution does not allow our government to take over our private health care system. And a large majority of our citizens don't want it to!
Sadly, at this moment our country is run by people who think it's more important for people to make money than it is to retain a health service that is free at the point of delivery...
If you think the extremely feeble distinction of saying "free at the point of delivery" fools any one into thinking it is free - or that "free at the point of delivery" is even a meaningful distinction, then you are sorely mistaken.