Why are Americans so afraid of universal healthcare?

I've talked to my many Canadian and European friends and a lot of them ask me why America is so upset and why they don't just switch to universal healthcare. A lot of them say even though there's room for improvement, they're overall happy with their system. I haven't heard a single horror story... show more I've talked to my many Canadian and European friends and a lot of them ask me why America is so upset and why they don't just switch to universal healthcare. A lot of them say even though there's room for improvement, they're overall happy with their system. I haven't heard a single horror story of how they had to wait forever to receive treatment, or how the quality is worse, or that they pay way too much in taxes. What's going on? Why are people so against universal healthcare in America?
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