Did you ever stop to think such bondage to other individuals less reliable than themselves might have something to do with why some Americans don't go gently into the night when political measures are taken to ram Obamacare through? Did you ever stop to think that the more responsible people who exercise and eat healthy don't want be lumped in with the lowest common denominators who can't be bothered to exercise and who choose to splurge on fast food more routinely? Did you ever stop to think how some people don't like how such a system gives the government license to tax anything they deem unhealthy (from cigarettes to tanning salons to God knows what else) and how that leads to a society with less freedom? And if certain people are paying more into a system and others are taking disproportionate amounts of money from the system because of their lifestyle or for whatever reason, do you not see that as wealth redistribution? Do you blame people for not wanting to hand their money over in such an obvious manner?
Yeah, you'd take those Canadian and EU healthcare systems now, but demographics will reach a critical mass (especially in places like the U.K.). When a small enough group is subsidizing too large of a group's healthcare (something I always thought was most sensibly an individual's own responsibility), the whole thing will come down like the house of cards ponzee scheme that it is.