As has been proven so often, preventive care saves many, many dollars over emergency care.
Only emergency care cannot be refused -- and by then it's hugely expensive, and often too late.
Universal coverage works well for the rest of the world, and at far lower cost with far greater success. In what way are Americans so special that we must refuse even the idea of it?
The insurance industry essentially has a license to print money. I've worked in medical software. You cannot believe the obscene waste -- all paid for by someone's health premiums. It disgusts me.