Medicare is partially funded by a 2.9% tax on payroll. Participants become eligible for Medicare AFTER about forty years of those non-voluntary deductions.
While not enough to fully fund Medicare, it is real skin-in-the-game for those whose paychecks were diminished by almost three percent.
If that 2.9% in lost wages had been made available to the employee and they rolled it into an IRA or 401-k, it would accumulate into a tidy sum. By my figuring, a real, 3% average annual return would put $164k in the account by the day they retired.
Don't call the Socialist's plan to control access to heathcare "Medicare for all". It is a straight-up give away.