I’ve been told that universal healthcare in America is just ‘pie in the sky’ and can’t be done. Is that true or can the government cover everybody ?

Those opposed to publically funded healthcare like to say that it is unaffordable. They never answer the challenge as to why the US pays 7% or 8% more of the national income than other advanced industrial nations and leaves millions uninsured. Covering everybody in one sytem is the most effective way. Voluntary high ends plans should still be available and the veteran’s Hospital and care system needs to be maintained and improved as that is a contract with those who bore the brunt of battle and the system has long time experience in meeting the unique needs of veterans.