Originally Posted by kennyo7
It shouldnt, and thats the problem with Obamacare/Romneycare.
Access should be provided by the federal government through a taxpayer supported public option. Kinda like what other civilized western nations do. We should look at successful models ala Germany, Norway, Finland to develop our own version of a "public healthcare option"
Do you have any successful example that are closer to the U.S. in terms of population, ethnic diversity and economic diversity? I ask, because the nations you cite are all somewhat small, somewhat homogenous ethnicly, and enjoy a level of social welfarism well above and beyond what we do here.
I'd prefer to see a more appropriate example of success that more closely mirros the United States. Do you have one? China? The EU as a whole? Russia perhaps?
If not, then you're making a very large assumotion that what works one the small scale in a homogenous nationstate of more even wealth distribution will also work equally well is a much larger, much richer/poorer, much MUCH more diverse nationstate, without supplying appropriate evidence of such a claim.