Back during the intra-party arguments over Obamacare, one key point the problem side frequently made in order to keep us crazy lefties on board was that, while Obamacare would be problematic, it was self-defeating to "let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Obamacare was progess. It was a "first step" on the way to single payer.
Well, here we are. We're ready to take the next step now. If you're inclined to tell us we need to wait, you probably haven't had to deal with an insurer lateley.