What is the total medical expenditure in the US: 1. All health premiums (business and personal) 2. All deductibles 3. All out of pocket, including co-pays, co-insurance 4. All prescription costs; insurance paid and consumer paid How does that total compare to offering complete government paid medical coverage ; assuming the government can 'tax' the equivalent of the insurance premiums and out of pocket expenses. (which is a current 'tax', just not sent to the government) and why doesn't anyone realize the full costs of health they currently are paying; regardless of whether they pay the premiums or their company does?