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.
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Bernie Sanders, representing Vermont, is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate. He is the longest-serving Independent member of Congress in U.S. history. As a self-described Democratic Socialist, he was a candidate in the 2016 and 2020 presidential primaries. He received millions of votes. He is the author of It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism.