So, I was reading this article in the NYT about San Francisco's unfunded $4.4 billion in retiree health care. It seems that almost every city, regional government and state owes way more than it can ever afford to pay. The numbers are simply astronomic. The way I see it is that either all these employees get cut off and the government faces a century of lawsuits, or, the federal government simply takes over all unfunded non- federal government health care. I'll be the first to admit that some of the bennies are simply outrageous, but when it comes right down to it, they signed a contract and the contract is enforceable. What do you think? Will the US get UHC as a result of cities and states being unable to pay their retiree health benefits?