Healthcare is a basic right. A Medicare like system makes sense. As in Britain one can still have privatized healthcare for those willing & able to pay a premium (just as with puic & private schools). Medicare could be run more efficiently if the intermediaries that perform claims management were accountable & if legislation enables Rx negotiation. Rx is more expensive in US than anywhere in the world. Politicians need to stop advocating for insurers, pharma & top 1% & take of its people. It's unconsciable that the wealthiest economy in the world has maternal mortality rates worse than third world countries. Better primary care access is more cost effective than emergency care & costs of both medical & work productivity from resulting acute & untreated chronic conditions.