well, the brits can't do it. i think we would run into the same problem they do. aging population not paying into the system and with health problems, large immigrant population both not paying and with more health problems, and no way to maintain the level of health care that all of us are used to. remember, we already have about 40% of the population that pays no taxes and that number is about to go up if "the one" gets his new tax stuff through.
contrary to the press hype and the lib hand wringing, no one goes without health care in this country. we do have some things we need to work on, like cost of insurance for those who want it.
i found this page of state mandates. if you want to see how government interference is already costing you, this is interesting.http://www.cahi.org/cahi_contents/resources/pdf/HealthInsuranceMandates2008.pdf
OB you and other cultures have made a choice to have your government provide for you. we...so far, have made a different choice.
the reason the left in this country embraces every big government program including health care is not that they are compassionate, loving people. they believe that government programs = government control and that's a good thing. they believe that government does a better job of running things and making decisions than the individual does. this health care program is just another example. there are a few things we need to fix. it doesn't take over 2000 pages of regulations and programs to do it. it doesn't take creating a monstrous new bureaucracy to do it.
the left is socialist. some don't even hide it. the so called "progressives" (hard left) have had socialism as their goal for 100 years. unfortunately, we have allowed our country to slide that direction. for some reason, we think if europe does it, we should to.