The only thing I read, and this was long ago when Obama wasn't the presumed candidate, was he wanted to provide healthcare to all children first. Well, that's an emotional issue -- kids, it's half-baked and it provides a bump in the road for the opposition stall with before considering health care for all.
If you look at a map of the declining demographics getting health care, the map will show you it is the southern border states like California and Texas. Folks up in the central and northern part of America might not see the urgency.
But, the fact of the matter is, without health insurance any retirement plans are nothing but a game of luck.