Apparently fearmongering by America's capitalist ruling class works wonderfully.
Its exactly as I stated, once we went the direction we did, its almost impossible to turn back, anything in the future will be a hack job.
I wouldn't be opposed to MedicareForAll if we were just starting.
In fact as Snoofy points out AMA invented the term "socialized medicine"; but as a positive (bet he didn't know that)...
There was a recent proposal in California to provide healthcare for all.
Yeah but the government is how liberals want it, all decisions are Federal.
California cannot simply decide to divert health care money spent in the state to a single-payer insurance plan of its own. Federal rules govern nearly all health-insurance coverage.
Medi-Cal -- the state's version of Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income Americans -- covers about a third of the population. Here, the state has lots of leeway to experiment, and the federal government has tended to let that happen.
But almost everyone else gets coverage through an employer, Medicare or the individual marketplace. And in these arenas, the state has less authority.
To redirect Medicare funds, California would require a federal waiver -- something unlikely to be granted by any administration.