Single Payer Health Care
The health care debate is in full swing. The statistics are well known. Tens of millions of Americans have no coverage at all; many more have huge gaps in their benefits. The Clintons crisscross the country promoting their managed competition plan. Others offer varying counterproposals. One alternative is the Canadian model. Canada has a single payer health care system where costs are controlled. Single payer rids health care of private insurance companies, along with deductibles, costly bureaucracy, excessive profits and wasteful advertising. According to a Harris poll, Americans, by a huge majority, prefer the Canadian system. Yet there is virtually no media discussion of it.
Recorded at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bernie Sanders is a former four-time Mayor of Burlington, an eight-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont since 2007. He is currently seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.