I have lived in Germany for the last 5 years I often here arguments about the need to have socialized medicine. The problem is Americans have to decide if they want to pay European tax rates for socialized benefits or not.
Germany individual income tax rates, 2016
Tax % Tax Base (EUR)
0 Up to 8,652
45% 254,447 and over
Plus 5.5% solidarity tax, 7.5% Health tax plus an equal tax to the employer, 8-9% church tax.
19% flat vat tax on almost all purchases, TV tax, radio tax, dog tax, road tax, and a ton I haven't thought of.
Plus Physicians make 20-30% what a U.S. physician makes and you get worse access to care and it is no frills care. After you have a surgery they roll you into the hall and leave you with your family to recover, 2-3 patients to a room, there is a cost benifits analysis on care when you are older.