With all due respect, Donna, I think you ought to consider the impact of lobbyists in Washington, 30+ years of the Koch Brothers' financing of think tanks, and who it is that writes policy in this nation.
As the "Page and Gilens Study" demonstrates, citizens have close to ZERO impact over policies.
Therefore, this is untrue. And by internalizing it AS true, you show that you have been programmed by a Mass Media dominated by Corporate entities:
"The system is a representation of what we as a society collectively value -- and trust me, it ain't me."
The actions of persons in power which include, but are not limited to: cops murdering Black citizens in cold blood, maniacal warriors making war on the basis of fixed (as in devious false) evidence, and corporations writing the rules of trade behind secreted closed doors... are NOT an honest reflection of the citizenry. However, people paid as media talking heads along with the hundreds employed to set up message consensuses in on-line media threads want you to confuse one with the other.
That way, you can just look to fellow citizens to project blame... as if they are the ones writing the scripts.
ONLY changes to a system that benefits the 1% at the EXPENSE of mostly everyone else will allow for JUST systems of financial compensation, protection of the commons (and Natural World), solid education, genuine security, and health CARE.
Needless to say, the above is precisely the recipe the 21st robber-barons don't want known...
Many progressive writers (Richard Eskow, Paul Buchheit, and others) have previously published articles citing that majorities of citizens poll IN FAVOR of a universal health care system. They also poll Progressive on just about any and every issue referenced.
Turn off CNN and listen to alternative media, Donna!