Is Medicare the Biggest Roadblock to Universal Health Care?

It just might be. At the very least, this chart, compiled by Catherine Rampbell at The New York Times, suggests that the older you get, the less compelled likely you are to support government-run universal health care.I guess it's tough to pass a bill for universal health care when so many people who vote already have coverage. Namely, senior citizens, who are already covered by Medicare, are unlikely to vote in favor of a bigger program. Or, as Matt Yglesias puts it:"I assume that were seniors not in a position to benefit from a special, wildly popular 'universal health care for old people only' program that they would look more kindly on creating a universal health care program."