The Republicans are simply trying to block any government program so they can get in on the massive lobbying effortmoneyby the drug companies and insurance interests. We are not in the top five in results in any major disease category and spend more by far that any country. Just removing fraud would be a massive savings.
Check out south Florida. I watched my industry and the same bunch of lobbyists destroy Hillary Clintons healthcare proposal and now we cant even manufacture autos because of the out of control healthcare coststhe largest single cost in a car. Her presentation and staff left lots to be desired, but we would be so much better off if we had started then.