I know it's a silly rhetorical question, but if the American public overwhelmingly wants Medicare for all, independent of the insurance companies, then why are our elected officials more concerned with what's good for insurers than with what's good for the public? Yeah, I know. Insurance companies make larger contributions to campaign coffers, they are extremely well-organized with hundreds of lobbyists in Washington distributing free trips and and threatening Congresspeople with hard-fought races if they don't do the insurance companies' bidding.
And that's why the US Senate Finance Committee is more concerned with preventing new competition for insurance companies, that in many markets have a monopoly, instead of doing what's right for the millions of Americans who need to be able to rely on medical care.
What is it about the American mentality that the Medicare-for-all type systems exist in every civilized country but not in the wild western USA, where we're still sucking snake venom out of people's limbs because medical care is no more available to many of us now than it was fifty or a hundred years ago.