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A way to have pretty good health care for all Americans

What is the current state of health care in the U.S.

Currently our government is subsidizing health care in many ways, such as with the programs of Medicare (for those of retirement age) and Medicaid (for the poor), and other health-care laws passed by Congress, such as Obamcare. In addition most people still get heath insurance from their employer.  And anyone who walks into a county hospital can get medical care.
Medicaid is not a very well-run program.  The amount it reimburses doctors is so low that many doctors do not take Medicaid patients.  My doctor takes Medicaid patients but only if they pay up front for the services provided.  The patient can then send the paperwork to the government to get reimbursed.

There are a number of unworkable and undesirable other things about the way the health care is handled.  One is that these programs are underfunded by over $40 trillion.  This means that the government has made health care promises but eventually not eno…