You do realize that medicine is more of an art rather than a skill Much like other arts, a person has to have the time, energy and the fetting to hone those skills and arts. An industrial artist that doesn't have the skill and ability to perform any other art usually gets little to no business and few people trust that industrial artist, or they're vetted in medical school.
Universial healthcare turns these artists into technicians, which doctors and nurses aren't.
Now, if we start endorsing universial healthcare, medical students are no longer going to have to fear failing their courses because the supply of doctors and nurses would need to meet the demand of patients and they'll be "passed through" because there will be a sudden need for doctors. Future students will see this as an easy way to become a millionare with no chance of getting fired. That's when the fun starts happening. After there's a huge glut of doctors that's larger than the demand with little skill, you will have the government start funnelling patients to the less skilled doctors, because after all, the government almost never fires a worker.
Then there's the reality of how most Americans won't put down their effing pizza, chips and McDonalds, opting to eat "Real food". Most Americans who eat "real food" don't realize the fact that the most prized of American foods became popular because they gave enough calories to workers working hard, manual labor jobs. We've evolved past the "real food" Most of us are working desk jobs. An anecdotal story: When I eat with people from da burbs at Old Country Buffet, the salads, broiled fish and steamed vegetables never get touched but the fried chicken is razed ad repeatum. Walk around any mall, baseball game or amusement park and you'll see enough lard to lubricate all the Amtrak trains in the country. Now, think about having to pay for ALL of their health insurance, and you'll see another reason why universial healthcare shold NEVER pass in this country.
A person has as much "right" to healthcare as a car owner has a "right" to a mechanic. People have to stop thinking that these technicians in lab coats aren't miracle workers, they're simply people using educated guesses to determine what's wrong and right with your body. They're not always right. Case in point, I had a friend from my Asperger's support group that was diagnosed as a schizophrenic with antisocial personality disorder because the idiot doctor didn't know the symptoms of Autism. He later went to a better doctor that was familiar with Autism and he got reDXed. Sometimes, they just give you fake diagnoses so they'd just get extra money from the insurance companies to pad their salaries. Now, imagine if they just make up fake DXes to suck up taxpayer money. Can you imagine how much money they can suck from joe taxpayer with fake Dxes?
Buy catastrophic health insurance if you really need a doctor. If else, just try to lead a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy. Stay away from red meats, smoking and fatty foods, exercise one hour a day and stay away from too many carbs. Ride your bike to work if you live in the middle of a city. So what if some hick in an SUV makes fun of you? He's old and is probably bitching about how they stopped playing Boston on the local Oldies Rock station and they're now playing Pearl Jam instead. (True personal story) If you're poor, it won't kill you to eat some beans, PAM stir fry, tortillas, homemade pea soup, brown rice and greens instead of eating that crap fried stuff you get at the corner market. So what if it's not "real food". It's food. And it won't cause you to get a heart attack.
If you're chronically ill/have some sort of disorder etc and you can't get a job, there's a government program for that. In fact, I'm on that same government program. It's called "Social Security". Right now, it's going insolvent but we can still save it if we adjust the collecting age to 72, allow people to privitize some of their SS savings and put it back into the pot after an x amount of years and allow able bodied but mentally disabled people to start working menial jobs at a lower wage than healthy workers. All of that could happen, but the libs out there would start whining about how we're "exploiting the disabled" or "giving our hard earned social security money to the evil rich fatcats in Wall Street".
Oh, and the threat of Universial Healthcare scared one of my hospitals into not taking my Medicare insurance anymore. Thanks alot, libs.