As long as it is a realizable goal, universal health care should be the gold standard for our government. There is no reason that anyone should go broke for their health care needs. We all should have access to health care as long as it is doable for our government. There is no reason for any one to be denied health care or go broke for it.
Most other first world countries provide universal health care to their citizens. The percentage of bankruptcies from medical bills is disturbingly high. It also gives employers one less thing to worry about, by eliminating their need to go out, find, and purchase health plans for their employees. A healthy society is a happy society!
A universal heath care system is where the government gets to control our heath care. They will get to decide when and who gets the treatment. Other countries that have universal health care already wish they didn't. The doctors get payed way less and therefor are not as good as the US doctors. The government does not need to control our lives anymore than they already do. Bad politicians would be controlling if you get to the treatments to help you live or not. The waiting lines for doctors and treatments would be out of hand. The US doesn't need another free handout.
No, I think that a universal healthcare system is too expensive but we should find a way to cover everyone. In theory, a universal healthcare system seems like a good idea but it is too expensive to maintain and puts too many taxes on those who do not even need healthcare.