Why are some so "unwilling" to even consider some sort of universal health care?

or at a minimimum health care reform. The average cost of a family plan purchased by employers this year hit a new high, $12,106, according to the survey. Individual coverage premiums averaged $4,479. The cost for family coverage has risen 78% since 2001, while wages have risen 19% and prices for goods and... show more or at a minimimum health care reform.

The average cost of a family plan purchased by employers this year hit a new high, $12,106, according to the survey. Individual coverage premiums averaged $4,479.

The cost for family coverage has risen 78% since 2001, while wages have risen 19% and prices for goods and services have risen 17% in that period,

The average amount paid above is over one fourth of what the average American earns in a year. If you throw in the high deductibles required now, just to get your premiuims down to only $12,000 a year, the actual cost of health care is even higher.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries...
Update: subguy - who said it would be free. If it costs me $3000 in taxes vs. $12,000 in premiums, won't I be $9000 richer?????
Update 2: Warren - if it did cost 200 bil, that is less than $700 per person per year in the U.S. that is a lot less than the average of $12,0000 per family listed above
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