The people in Canada and Europe aren't selfish and exclusive about all of their citizens being covered.
The President's plan will just make insurance more affordable for people who don't have it. Universal health care is preferable, but too many people don't understand it, think it's "socialist" - even though most have no idea what socialism is, and think it will mean turning in their guns and bibles. Most of them oppose the President's plan for similar (non)reasons.
Only difference is that a few million bat **** crazy Republicans have to be convinced that humanity is a good business deal in the long run.
Obamacare is FAR WORSE than universal health care...don't ask me to explain it though...It amounts to something like 80,000 pages of legislation...
Theres is better