I'm English but even this far away from America I take a an interest in your political system many parts that I simply can't understand. In spite of reading through this forum I'm still unable to understand the disagreement on the Obama Care system so perhaps some would be kind enough to explain the basic facts. I'm 82 years of age and have a number of medical problems all of which I receive treatment for paid for from central taxation. That doesn't mean it is free because I have paid taxes all my life and still continue to pay tax such as VAT which is a tax on everything other than food and a few other things. We certainly don't get asked for a credit card if we are taken into hospital.