But you know it wont work that way, the government will give out more than they take in and then have to raise your taxes even more.<quoted text>
Actually, I belong to a PPO so I only pay a small fraction if I stay in network.
I pay for other's healthcare now because I pay taxes. I will pay for other's healthcare in the future because I pay taxes. I want to be assured, however, that everyone pays what they can and that they are covered for healthcare so that they cannot supp at the public teat without paying their share. Therefore, I am sated that the law will not allow people to supp without paying their fair share. They will buy insurance (supplemented if necessary), or they will pay a tax. Makes me happy. If they can pay a tax that is cheaper than the insurance, that's economics at work.
If you think that the government will have people paying their "fair share" then you are delusion.
So again it begs the question, do you think people should be forced to buy a good or service against their will?