Being one of the 46,000,000, I was going to unleash a rant provoked by this post, but I've changed my mind. Instead, I think I'll load y'all down with a little more light reading. After all, I'm going to be wading through all this, why should I deny everyone else the chance to?
I'm still leaning towards the "Medicare for All" approach, though there's many a detractor out there. Here's some stuff on [mostly] administrative costs:
Where do health spending dollars go?
Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs
A SUMMARY OF THE 2006 ANNUAL REPORTS
National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
Medicare's Hidden Administrative Costs
Additional Talking Points in Response to AHA's Study on Hospital Costs
Perspective: Administrative Costs of Private Health Insurance Plans
[ugh. an audit.]
The Incalculable Costs of Medicare
Medicare for All? No Thanks, Part II
Bringing single-payer healthcare to America, the stealthier way