I never realized that universal health care was as practical as this makes it sound (though I need to check into their math a bit more)
"It's not that Americans don't want to cover the 41 million uninsured. And the cost, pegged by Kaiser Commission on Medicaid & the Uninsured at less than $69 billion a year, isn't insurmountable, adding just 6% to annual health spending.
It's just that no consensus exists -- in the public, among politicians, or in the health industries -- about how best to get the job done. And because the vast majority of voters have health insurance (85% of the population is insured, but 92% of those who participated in the 2000 election were covered), political leaders have little incentive to overcome that impasse. "