"What you don't seem to realize is that I completely do understand that. But I still want a decent, basic healthcare system even the poorest can access and that you don't seem to realize all of those countries do offer. I want what they have. I want no one to be left with healthcare even if they are fat an lazy, crazy, communist, Republican, homosexual, Mexican, illegal immigrant, midgets, whatever."
Do you want to pay for it? Feel free to do so. I, however, don't.
I don't even like the two-tier system. So far as I'm concerned, if it's a waste of your time to take care of yourself, it's a waste of everyone else's time too. But since we're invoking the spirit of compromise, I'd prefer a two-tier system that preserves quality healthcare.
"Men don't get pregnant, they should be paying a lot less."
It takes a man-a biological man, for a women to get pregnant. Not that your point matters. Women pay more anyway. Although one of the provisions of ACA was intended to reduce costs for women and make them equal to what a man would pay for the same coverage.
Workers with a previous workers comp claim should pay more for workers comp insurance, or else they might deliberately injure themselves again...Yeah, no.
"Even though it works just fine in most of the rest of the world. It's really no big deal."
Very few countries have single-payer systems. Maybe 20. And none of them approach the level of quality of US healthcare.
"Private for-profit insurance could still be made available for those who want to and can afford a "Cadillac" or "Platinum" plan that covers things like private rooms, purely elective procedures, and other luxury amenities."
Not in a single-payer system you can't. Canada used to have a completely single-payer system, until it was determined by the court to be unconstitutional based on the enormous wait times for basic procedures. The reason Canada forced it's citizens to seek treatment elsewhere was due to the fact that doctors would very likely favor those who were willing to pay over those who were not. Something that violated the system's egalitarian ethic. Consider Medicare. Many doctors don't take it. So just because the government says it will pay X amount for a procedure, that doesn't mean that a doctor is willing to do it for X amount. You have to force them to, otherwise, they'll service those patients who are willing to pay. Or go find another line of work.