And why hasn't it happened yet? Because politicians are [insert your choice of word here].
Millions of people in this country already buy healthcare coverage and do not need a "universal plan."
For those not already buying it, why not offer them the government employee's plan? And for the ones that can't pay, we'll take care it for them--just like we take care of everything else. We can cover the bill by stopping to aid illegal immigrants. Why should anyone be footing the bill for their health care when we have citizens without?
Health is not a constitutional right. Health is God [insert your choice of creation here] given. Nowhere in the manual are you guaranteed a perfect body.
Medical care is a commodity. Also not a constitutional right.
Early reports are saying that the fire was started by kids playing with fireworks in parking lot of the Oakwood Apartments on Barham and Forest Lawn Drive. Most everyone I know in LA, myself included, has done time in the Oakwood temporary housing. I can't say this surprises me at all.