I lived in more than a few countries that have single payer health care system
Fraction of what we get charged!
The US obviously has a cost problem which needs to be addressed. In fact, if you don’t address the cost problem (this is why the ACA basically crapped out) it doesn’t matter what kind of insurance scheme you try; all will fail, ultimately. All you’d be doing is rearranging the deck chairs as the Titanic sinks.
Here is a full list of countries with universal healthcare, for your kind consideration:
We were talking about single payer, not universal healthcare. I support universal health care. I don’t support single payer.
I wonder how those poor schmucks deal with their terrible FREE care, while we are busy making insurance companies rich!
Two errors in one sentence, there. The first is that nothing is ever free; it’s paid for though taxation. The second is that insurance companies are “rich” — in fact, the profit margin of health insurance industry ranks about 55th when compared to other industries in the US — — it’s just barely ahead of grocery stores.
When even Cuba and North Korea offer it to their people.
To the extent they are able, which is not much.
Since you are so big on arithmetic, do the math on our military spending — $4.3 trillion spent on war since 9/11. Every American can have free healthcare for a fraction of that.
Paying for universal coverage would require about a 1/3 cut in the Pentagon’s budget. Realistically……not happening.