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How much are YOU willing to spend for single payer healthcare?

How much are you, not your neighbor or a rich guy living in a castle, or a fortune 500 corporation ,but you, yourself willing to spend for single payer?
At some level we know a government can not buy us everything we want.

We don't expect Government to get the crabgrass out of our lawns, We do expect the government to keep us realistically safe from threats.

With this in mind, no government on earth has "free" anything. It is all paid for at some level. So the myth of "Free" healthcare in other countries is just that, a myth.

Healthcare in other countries is provided by the government in the same way our military, roads, bridges, fire, police, courts, etc. are provided.

Lets set aside for a moment that 40 cents of every federal dollar spent is borrowed/printed just to maintain the current level of spending on what government already provides.

So the question is how much are you as an individual willing to spend on single payer?

Would you pay double the cost of everything you buy? Cars, transportation, food, utilities, etc.?

Average Europeans spend much more in taxes than Americans do to pay for single payer. Europeans seem to be mature enough to realize if you want something good, you have to pay for it yourself.

Only a 4 year old child looks up the chimney for Santa Claus, expecting free candy and toys. Which might explain partially why the United States doesn't have single payer.

Even California found a single payer healthcare system too costly and killed the legislation.

So how much are you willing to spend of your own money on single payer?

Less than currently paying the insurance companies? 02.Jul.2017 14:16

Mike Novack

THAT is what you need to do. Yes, the taxes would have to pay would be an addition. But the insurance premiums you currently paid have to be subtracted from that.

I didn't work (designed software) for casualty or health insurance, just life, but I did have to learn about those other sorts. Because of exposure to "adverse selection" the health companies have to spend a large chunk of the premiums you pay not for your health care but to prevent that.

So when you worry about whether the government doing it (paying for health care) would be less efficient than the mythical free market, you have to subtract that fraction of the total cost because when everybody is/has to be covered "adverse selection" does not exist. Again, which will be the larger cost, the inefficiency you expect or the current overhead trying to prvent "adverse selection".