I lived on the border of Canada and the US (Seattle) and I am old enough to remember when Canada first instituted its national health care program. I remember that at first Canadians didn't like it, complained about it, etc. Now they love it and have for decades. It's a matter of getting used to a new way of doing things. That's why progressives are progressives: we believe in progress and welcome and embrace it. Dinos like the cons hate and fear anything new and different. They are the ones blocking universal health care in the US: their fear is blocking it. It is irrational and childish. I have lived in Europe in a country with universal health care and it is a great thing. I don't mind tax dollars going toward it. It doesn't cost any more than personal insurance premiums for health care coverage and the coverage is complete.