here is some information on how to provide affordable universal healthcare
here is a quick and dirty overview of why universal care can be affordable
healthcare currently costs 3.5 trillion annually in the usa
the federal government spends 1.1 trillion on healthcare currently annually
state governments spend 600 billion annually
private sector insurance covers half the cost currently annually, 1.75 trillion
we currently have only ten percent of people uninsured. isn't it at worst case reasonable to assume that covering them would only cost ten percent more? that means worst case, maybe 350 billion. but if we do the cost savings in the link above, we should very well be able to cover everyone for the current cost. in fact, we should be able to drive costs down even less than we currently spend, while covering everybody. this is because every other developed country spends half of what we do per capita, yet they all cover everyone. you can also look at is from a bigger perspective, that they all spend around or less than ten percent of their GDP on healthcare. we spend 18 percent of GDP. the difference here is over a trillion dollars, or in other words it would be like cutting taxes more than half, given income taxes are less than two trillion in revenue to the federal government.
what if we increased taxes ten percent? that means if you pay six grand a year in taxes, your tax bill would only go up ten percent, or six hundred dollars. this is probably an average tax payer here.
so tell me again why universal healthcare is unaffordable?