The right of the Federal Government to collect taxes is defined in the U.S. Constitution. The right was challenged during the Presidency of the first president, George Washington, who put down the Whiskey Rebellion, not only to collect the taxes, but, to assert the right of the Federal Government to do so. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion We may actually agree about something. In my observation, it works better for the government to just run a National Health Service. In the U.S., that would mean a "two-tier system", which some adore and others abhor.