There are ways to have your cake and eat it too. The taxpayers could demand that true universal healthcare coverage be instituted with all the operational savings that will entail up to 30% of the current costs. There was no reason for Bush the Incompetent to sign a law prohibiting the US government from demanding reductions when purchasing drugs for medicare in volume. This kind of foolishness is what causes increases in debt. Stupid Republican ideology that is the gift that keeps on giving.