Serious question- Do you want your middle class taxes to go up by 20% to get free healthcare? For sicker people, I'm guessing the answer is yes. For healthier people, I'm guessing the answer is no.
If you are worried about poor people having health care, then just expand Medicaid more (like maybe 3 times as much as Obamacare does.) I think that many of you are not thinking about the true cost of a medicare for all system. Do you remember that one Vox article about Bernie's healthcare plan in 2016? It is just too expensive. Why don't California or Vermont do it first? Massachusetts did Obamacare before the rest of the country adopted that.
How about we try it in a state first and see how it goes. California would be a perfect testing ground for this. Try it and see if it works. I am open to new ideas.
states don't have the ability to control costs or deficit spend during an economic downturn when healthcare costs would go up.
and i would be more than happy to jack my taxes up by 20% if i don't have to pay insurance premiums, deductibles, and copays anymore. even as a relatively healthy person i'd save a decent amount annually and have far better coverage.
e. also capital flight as a result of increased taxes is a far bigger concern for states than it is for the entire US