If employers didn't have to pay medical insurance, they would pay you more. It's all the same money, it's just a matter of who hands it to whom. Your job would hand you the money, and you would give it to the government. The thing with universal healthcare is that less of it would end up in the hands of insurance companies, and more would go to either you or doctors/staff. And as far as your money going to things you don't support, that is how societies work. Everyone chips in, and their money doesn't get to be used for only things they would like: it goes to the general good. I don't drive on every road my tax dollars pay for. I don't read every book in a library, nor would I endorse every book personally, but I am fine having some of my taxes to go to such things because that is how we build a vibrant nation. I don't want to see the society created by those friends who when splitting the check at a group dinner assign everyone a value of their meal to the penny. That's not my America.