If they pass a law its unavoidable. They don't need single payer to tie it to your insurance coverage to make a law binding..
You're right. They've proven that the government can meddle in private contracts now, so it's just another law. I think it might be harder for the social engineers to get a federal law telling insurance companies that they must charge more (or provide less coverage) for people who do certain things, than if the social engineers were in charge of the system to start with, though. Why should we make turning the health care system into the largest social engineering experiment in the world any easier for those who want to social engineer?
Single payer system or not really has no bearing on the situation.
Those who pay the bills get to say what bills they'll pay for. I.e., of course "single payer" will change things. The people who will actually be paying for all your healthcare when taxpayers take over the funding (i.e. the people who pay taxes) are going to realize that there isn't an endless pot of money for the endless stream of people who expect free healthcare, so someone is going to have to decide what is and isn't covered. And they will be waiting lines for services, just like your favorite country Canada. And there will be grey-market doctors to take care of the people who can afford to pay them, just like the UK.
If you think we have budget problems now, just wait until the entitlement programs expand to provide the healthcare that people are beginning to think they're entitled to for free. De Toqueville rules.
And again, Canada's had socialized healthcare for 50+ years.
Good for Canada. And we haven't. We left the British Empire behind for a reason. We're a different country. Maybe we can have different rules?
and these horrifying single-payer health directives you are spouting off about
Which taxpayer-funded directives have I mentioned? Predicted what will happen, yes, and if you notice, they're already happening on a smaller scale. It's foolish to see something already going on on a limited scale and pretend it won't continue when the social experiment becomes larger.
... so where is your mountain of evidence?
Our state government run health insurance system already penalizes people whose waists are bigger than they like, or who do other things that they don't like. You get a pittance of a discount if you participate in "health engagement"*, which is a nice euphemism for behavior modification programs. If you think that this won't happen on a much larger, less escapable scale if the FEDERAL government takes over the system, you're delusional.
* Here's an example of the "health engagement" process. I get a few dollars off my premiums because I took an online course on depression management. What did the course tell me? "Think happier thoughts". Why, of course, if I'm depressed it must just be that I'm not thinking happy enough thoughts. Thanks for the tip.
All you've got is silly FUD.
That's quite a mountain of sand you've stuck your head in.