I don't debate on facebook either. With the exception of like three people, I met them all through games. I add them for the sole purpose of getting free game stuff. Still, when they post stuff to their walls, I see it. It makes me not have much faith in humanity.
People don't usually like to bother checking facts. It was said in the internet or TV, so it must be true. That's the scary part. What Pumpkin said is true; everyone is already paying for this. I have Medicare, which not every doctor accepts. In fact, the list of doctors who take it is supposedly getting smaller. The reason for this is their system. How much they'll pay is set by the government. There is no negotiation. They will pay a set amount, and they are allowed to charge the patient a set amount. I see this on my bills. It has the amount the doctor/hospital wanted to charge. Then it has what Medicare paid. Under that is a deduction called Medicare allowance. On the very bottom is what they are allowed to charge me. Sometimes the difference is pretty significant.
I believe someone said somewhere that private insurance companies do the same thing, they just tend to pay a little more. And of course, since the private company's main goal is profit, they have to charge enough in premiums to make as much profit as possible. Trying to find a private insurance policy was a nightmare. Some had limits on many times a year you could go to the doctor. Some had yearly limits, most had lifetime limits. Of course, they wouldn't take me anyway. One honest salesman told us that their system shows I have Medicare Part A, which is mandatory, which means there's something wrong with me. They don't feel they'd be able to profit off me, so they won't take me, even though I was trying to find better coverage than Medicrap.