Issues with Hillary-care
You base your healthcare proposal on the need to cover 47 million "uninsured Americans." Since about a third of them are illegal immigrants and another third are eligible for Medicaid right now and just don't apply for it, aren't you overstating the problem?
Greg Mankiw, Harvard econ professor takes issue for similar reasons. He says you need to take out illegal immigrants, current medicaid recipients, those who are offered healthcare insurance but decline it, and lastly those healthy individuals making $50,000/year but decide against buying insurance. Makes sense to me.
The point is: the percentage of Americans with access to healthcare is probably a healthy 95% of the population. Yea - it'd be great if 100% of Americans had access, but it would also be great if 100% of people had jobs, instead of the current 95%. Isn't 5% unemployment still considered "full employment," by every economist? Shouldn't 5% healthcare uninsured also be considered pretty full?
Healthcare is an political hot potato, but no where near as big a deal as dems want people to believe.