In my opinion the cost of the level of medical care we want makes the old private insurance / government welfare system unacceptable. Private insurance costs too much the government forces hospitals to treat everyone on my dime and medical procedure technology and associated costs are going up. SO, to temporarily fix the math and make healthcare access about fair across the board I propose EVERYONE should have to pay their fair share. Is Obama care fair, I dunno, seems ok. The money should probably go to private insurance companies but then again what do insurance companies do for a living? Try to charge an extra dollar to make a profit? They do accomplish a little by switching their covered providers to those who can do ACL replacements and heart transplants cheaper though so thats worth something. With enough regulations they can be kept in check. Lets say the more or less 16% of our GDP spent on Healthcare / $7600 a year per person comes out to $633 per month. Well fine, we should all pay it. My wife and I can, guess we have to cover our kid so its $947ish a year for us. NO ONE should be exempt from this if they expect medical treatment in the United States during their lives. Anything else goes along with the current system of I pay insurance and taxes and other ppl show up at the hospital expecting to get a treatment for free. What I have not figured out how to do is force the lowest 5% -10% of the population to pay. On average they have more (self induced sometimes)problems than the rest. Situation sucks, unemployment is always 5% and more than 5% of our population are idiots. Ever watch cops? It sucks. So lets put another 15% onto "everyone's" costs for human failings...$1089 per year for me. Controlling medical costs is another series of issues. Tax breaks to invent cheaper to operate MRI's....using liberal big government to regulate and limit the court system....importing more Indian doctors to create more competition...whatever ideas are fine. That's a different issue IMO. So yes, my opinion is everyone should have to pay a federally accepted insurance company $1089 for healthcare this year, probably 1189 next, 1289 the next, you get the idea.