This is what I said in my first post: I have no problem in providing people the most basic health care (I was being obtuse with the whole $5 a month thing). I do have a problem with providing both the rich and the poor with the exact same level of health care when they're both paying in different amounts into the system. That's highly unfair and benefits the poor while hurting the rich. Therefore, there should be a low-cost, flat-rate, basic level of health care afforded to everyone and then there should be health care offered at a higher price to those who want better health care. Everyone wins.