In response to the idea that we'll save more money through preventive care if everyone has insurance...I don't buy car insurance policies that cover new tires, gasoline, windshield wipers, tune-ups, or trips to the car wash. Such a policy would not be cost effective for most people. I buy car insurance polices that cover catastrophic events. Routine stuff is well within my means.
And it seems to me that it's rather the same thing. It's not insurance, this healthcare plan.
It's a healthcare plan. So plan for healthcare clinics for those who cannot afford routine care, instead. Call it what it is. Government health welfare. I think that would go down much better. And for catastrophic care? Maybe subsidized insurance for that at a scale one can afford.
But most healthy adults don't need healthcare insurance. Because it is, after all, a gamble. Insurance provider gambles that we won't get sick, we gamble that we will. And since insurance companies are still in business....