I simply do not understand why people in the US are against universal healthcare. It would actually cost you LESS money than the shit insurance coverage you have now. The average Canadian, for example, pays about $6,500 for healthcare a year. Yes, it's a tax. It also covers everything. The average American pays about $8K a year,. (BTW, the federal gov't pays another $10K a year per person on top of all that). So, if you take $6,500 a year out of someone's paycheck and call it a tax, that's unacceptable. But if you take $8K a year out of someone's check, like we do now, and call it a payroll deduction or deductible or co-pay, that's fine. Oh, and don't forget that if you lose your job, you also lose your healthcare.