Single payer scares Senators


Senator Max Baucus apologized to single-payer health insurance advocates for barring them from testifying before his committee, reports Eric Black, but he’s still not going to listen to them. And that makes perfect sense, Black points out, since:

Just for the record, the Canadian single-payer system covers everyone, costs much less than the U.S. system and Canadians have longer life expectancies than Americans. And there are polls suggesting that the U.S. public — not the private, for-profit health care sector, just the population — is open to single payer.

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