Universal Healthcare is Socialized Medicine, and that's not the problem
Drum roll... Everyone has to buy insurance.
Wait, that's it? That's the big unveiling? You're going to treat health insurance like car insurance? Uh, sorry, I'm not seeing the connection - other than the word insurance.
And employers are still going to have to pay - yep. But my employer doesn't pay for my car insurance?
But you can opt in for the same insurance that federal employees get. Can I also opt in for their car insurance? You don't do that? Oh, so how is this the same again?
The solution to force everyone to get insurance is already in place. And those who don't have it will continue to not have it. I see how that works just fine. We're paying for everyone already anyways, but now you need to see my 'proof of insurance' before the prostate exam I've waited three months for.
It seems the solution to a single payer or one big bucket has been abandoned?
And for the record, Mr. George Carlin, (hey, thanks for reading you SOB) Universal Healthcare is only a slightly different way of saying Socialized Medicine.