The closest thing we have to universal health care in the U.S. is Medicare. I have Medicare. Medicare is as close to universal health care as I would like to get. I suggest to the reader who wants to know why Americans dislike universal health care to talk to doctors who have had to leave their practices because of having to treat Medicare patients who have no secondary insurance.
I lived in the D.C. area for a lot of years and among my friends was a British couple associated with the British Embassy. My friend came down with a serious condition which became life-threatening. She returned to London to have surgery. Upon returning to the U.S. she nearly died, and then had to have corrective surgery at one of our fine American hospitals in the area.
The expression, "Quantity over quality" comes to mind.
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