After political crusades for "affordable housing" ended up ruining the housing market and much of the economy with it, many of the same politicians are now carrying on a crusade for "affordable health care." But what you can afford has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of producing anything.
Again, what you can pay has nothing to do with the production cost. I can afford to pay $20,000 for a new 42 foot Fountain, a go faster than hell boat. Regrettably, that would not buy the engines.
Refusing to pay the actual costs means that you are just not going to continue getting the same quantity and quality-- regardless of what any politician says or how well he says it.