Republican Talking Point No. 15: Republicans talk about universal health care. When you think about it, we spend 17 percent of our gross domestic product on health care and cover only 87 percent of our population. France spends 9 percent of its GDP and covers everyone. Don't let fools like Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage tell you that we can't afford it; we are already paying for it as a nation. We just aren't getting what we pay for.