Q: This is America! Why is President Obama pushing the single-payer systems they...
Q: This is America! Why is President Obama pushing the single-payer systems they have in Canada and Europe?
A: The President has actually rejected a single-payer system like Canada’s, which involves one government-run organization that finances and collects fees for health care. He prefers instead to leave in place the private health care system we have now, and build on it with a public option to fill in the gaps. This also differs from some European health systems in which the government owns health clinics and employs doctors.
What are your thoughts on the President’s health care plan?