"Both get some of what they want, both get to keep complaining, no one has to "cave in" and best of all, it could potentially insure everyone and save money.
I don't know if this model could work in the US, but I think it is worth looking at"
As I often said when I was in the Army, there you go being logical again. Tom's right, we Americans don't do that any more. At least not (in alphabetical order) the Democrats or the Republicans.
The biggest difference between Switzerland and the US is that Switzerland has a very small number of people in poverty, while the US has many. So providing coverage in the US costs much more, in absolute dollars as well as per taxpayer. But it still should be possible.