The simple solution to the debate over the Affordable Care Act would be to abolish the health insurance industry and roll every legal resident of the United States into an expanded Medicare/Medicaid program that covers everything. The premiums would be deducted from everyone’s paychecks. Those who earn less than poverty level would have free coverage
Except that all the people who own stock in the insurance companies would be crying for a bailout because of losing their investment.
Health insurance in the U.S. really isn’t about keeping people healthy, it’s about making money.