When has a governement run program been cheaper and more effective than a private one. Medicare has the highest denial rate and they are still broke and pay millions for fraudlent care. Does Medicaid pay doctors faster than private insurance - I doubt it.<quoted text>
I assume you meant to say 'specifics'. It's easy, the first few things to do: cut out the insurance companies and their astronomical profit margin (I want affordable health care, not health insurance); get rid of the preferential treatment of the pharmaceutical companies (like the legislation where the federal gov't was BARRED from seeking group discount rates); get a handle on overcharges for hospital stays, testing, etc..
This is not rocket science. It's the corporate profit-taking that's the problem. We can afford to pay health care providers well, it's all the layers of profit that cause the high costs.
So which of the 36 countries you believe gives us better healthcare than the US are you going to when you get sick? Funny, no one has an answer for that one.