I think that expanding coverage in the long run decreases medical costs
the problem with our medical system is people don't appreciate the cost of it, b/c they're removed from the price
people (through insurance given via employment due to government policy and public insurance like medicaid) have been conditioned to NOT care about the cost of treatment, and that they can do bad stuff to their body with no care over the costs
how will EXPANDING coverage save costs? why won't it do exactly what we've seen this concept do: increases costs through inefficient medical choices AND an incentive to not care for your body? how does that make sense?
Present me a way to do that efficiently and I will support it.
remove government from health care by slashing medicaid and medicare
remove government from health care further by removing the incentive for employers to provide health insurance
push health savings accounts and high deductible plans that are affordable and make people pay for minor care, while being insured for major medical disasters.
individuals will have to pay for their health care, which will incentivize avoiding wasteful treatment AND healthier lives