"Lost in this calculus is the empirical global truth that when government actually subsumes the cost, the cost comes out to about 1/10th the economy."
I understand other developed countries' systems and such.....but that's not the same as it being a sure thing it will work here.
IOW, if our govt took over healthcare in the form of a single payer system......I'm not convinced that healthcare would represent any smaller, or larger part of our economy than it does now.
The USA is unbelievably less healthy compared to those other nations and we're so fat that the oceans aren't really rising....we're just sinking (okay...I'm kidding about that last part but you get my point).
we don't value our health in this country....it's impossible for us to care any more about our healthcare than we do our health.
And the realization of how few of the uninsured youths in the country are going to take advantage of Obamacare is a great example of that.