"Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to have workers' wages garnisheed if they refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans."
She doesn't get the premise of universal coverage.
It's specifically to help the poor.
Even reduced rates being enforced = difficult.
So, let's raise taxes, raise spending, and THEN garnish your wages.
CUT SPENDING, and fund the important things. Universal Health is fairly important and there are many good ways to go about it.
I think a voucher system would be good. Each ins co is required to have a specific "universal" plan. It would have minimum coverages and a set rate, matching the gov't vouchers. Rate would be at a real rate, so the ins co's aren't being ripped off. Then, companies and individuals would have the option of paying more for options, riders, etc to improve the policy.
Ins would be provided to everyone who is a citizen, permanent resident alien for any condition. For Work, School or visitor visas, I'm not sure, but for visitors, no coverage for most preexisting conditions, but probably for inexpensive maintenance items like diabetic supplies, etc.
That edge is where things get fuzzy/tricky.