You can't have it both ways, folks. You can't have tax cuts along with free or low-cost health care.
Actually, you can
- but only because the current system is so screwed up that a government take-over would free up tons of corporate revenue. Remember, health benefits are tax free thanks to an arbitrary decision by the IRS in the middle of WW2, when wages were frozen - that's why companies provide them. If employees switch over to a government-run program, the money that used to pay for health benefits becomes taxable.
Further, the core benefit of an insurance system is reducing risk by spreading it out - if cancer costs $200,000 to cure per patient, and hits 1 in 1000 people, we all just need to pay $200 to take care of it. The size of a national insurance pool would dwarf that of any insurance company, lowering costs tremendously.
Further, and this is important, health insurance companies are exempt from anti-trust laws
! So is Major League Baseball, but that I'm less worried about. In many states, a single insurance conglomerate dominates, and can raise premiums 10-20% annually without repercussion.
Do we need to randomly not pay 10% of Congress, rotating on a monthly basis, in order to make them feel the uncertainty and stress of the current economy? It seems like we must sometimes.
This wouldn't work - they're all millionaires, and they all have lobbyists willing to buy them things.