1) There isn't any viable research that states the U.S. can afford it; most reports show that it would cost over five times our current federal budget. This alone should end the discussion but these liberals know that many of their constituents are easily manipulated because they have a socialist's mentality. Even the wildly liberal state of California didn't pass healthcare for all in their state because it was going to double their debt (which was already in terrible shape), in just one year.
2) The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), only represents around 3% of healthcare coverage in the United States. Democrats act like Obama Care saved healthcare but it didn't. The ACA doesn't scratch the surface on the over 200 million people who are covered under private insurance. With this being said, even though it was a small contributor to health insurance for those who weren't covered before, it wasn't working. The Federal Government had to subsidize more and more of the costs in an effort to keep insurance companies interested in being in the program. Part of the problem was that not enough young people were enticed to take part in the ACA so insurance companies had a higher price tag than originally thought. Even the government subsidies weren't enough because there were areas in our country where no insurance company was willing to be in Obama Care. In other words, when the government got involved things went south. Costs went up and coverage went down. This isn't surprising since the federal government doesn't have a good reputation when it comes to running things successfully, just ask the VA. Just ask the millions of veterans who want to opt out of the VA for better healthcare.
3) People like Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are using countries like Norway and Sweden to say we need a healthcare system like theirs because they're healthier. Many problems with this, one being that it's easy to manage healthcare for a small population of people who are homogenous. Los Angeles county is bigger than each of these countries. Our diversity creates more healthcare expenses as different races have different health problems associated with them. We don't eat as healthily as the citizens of these countries. We eat more than citizens of these countries. We spend more time sedentary than citizens of these countries. Because of these things, we are more obese as a nation and our healthcare costs are much higher. The fact is, and something Democrats definitely don't want any of us to know, is that the citizens in these countries didn't become healthier because of their healthcare plan, they were already healthy before it came into place.
4) The people in these countries have less discretionary income than people in the U.S. because they pay more in taxes and more for goods and services. They are paying a lot of money for their national healthcare. Paying over $5 for a Big Mac and over $6 a gallon for gas isn't good; but they've got healthcare. So the bottom line is one way or another someone's going to pay for it. When the government gets involved it becomes less effective and more costly. Everyone in these countries, even the young people who thought "free" healthcare would be great, are paying for it if they have an income and spend money.
There are no free rides. Democrats are absolutely lying to people about the viability of Medicare for all. Please voice your concerns with your legislators. You can even go to their websites and copy and paste my post (of course tweak it if you want), on their contact page in order to make it easier on you. Please do not let the United States become a socialists country. Thanks!