It no doubt bothers conservatives such as libertarians and Republicans in particular that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' proposal for a "Medicare-for-All" bill, which would expand the federal/state insurance benefit to all Americans nationwide, has attracted support from no fewer than 12 additional U.S. Senators as well as some Representatives in the U.S. House.
I'm a conservative and guess what? I support Medicare-for-All. I'm simply not convinced that a program that most of the world uses to care for its people couldn't work just as well in the United States. I find it interesting that, in all the world, there is no nation purporting to deliver health care through the so-called free market. I suggest that the reason for that is that health care is one of those industries that the free market is simply ill-equipped to handle. To those who disagree, I invite you to show me one nation—any single nation—in which health care is delivered by way of a free market. The reason you can't find one is because health care is a free market failure. That is why every nation on the planet handles health care delivery by the single payer system in one form or another.
To those of you who remain unconvinced, you'll probably point out, "Hold on, the U.S. is a free market, and we do health care just fine." Except that we're not, and we don't. We don't have a free market because special interests, which I'll delve into in a bit, have bought off legislators into making laws that give preferential treatment to those interests. So, as they do business, it costs ordinary people more than necessary and inflates their profits. A free market would drive down prices through competition. The special interests hate competition. So to the doubters: I'm more than certain that the status quo—leaving health care to the insurers and for-profit health care providers is not working.