This will never happen in the US. Too many stakeholders are entrenched with the current system. Similar to gun control, the US will always have a patchwork of health coverage and private insurance companies running the show.
Veterans have a single payer, government run health insurance program. That’s hundreds of thousands of members. Expanding this to other citizens shouldn’t be a massive stretch.When US politicians (especially Republicans) can't even put up with Obamacare, there is no way a single-payer system could ever happen.
In no particular order:So, what is exceptional about the US establishment that prevents the same path?