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  • Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    By Sarah Ferris | The Hill
    More than five years after the single-payer system was scrapped from ObamaCare policy debates, just over 50 percent of people say they still support the idea, including one-quarter of Republicans, according to a new poll.

  • Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015
    By Isaiah J. Poole | Campaign for America's Future
    A new study has put a price tag on how much more the United States pays in health care costs because it has chosen not to adopt a single-payer system: $375 billion.

  • Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    By Dan Mangan | CNBC
    And you thought your bills were out of control.

  • Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
    By Jay Fitzgerald | The Boston Globe
    For decades, liberal activists yearned for a European-style, single-payer health system that they argued would lead to more affordable, efficient, and comprehensive medical coverage for all citizens. When Vermont four years ago enacted a landmark bill to establish the nation’s first single-payer health care system, they saw their long-sought dream about to be fulfilled.
  • Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015
    The recent slowing in the rate of increases in health care costs has been good news for those supervising budgets of government health programs and for employers providing employee health benefits, but how has it impacted patients? This new Gallup poll shows that health care costs remain one of the most important financial problems facing American families. The Affordable Care Act has not provided the level of financial relief from medical bills that Americans want and need.
  • Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015
    This poll shows that the nation’s attitude towards single payer remains essentially unchanged. About four-fifths of Democrats support single payer, three-fifths of Republicans are opposed, and Independents remain evenly split. But what about the attitude towards the “public option” - allowing all Americans the choice of purchasing Medicare instead of private insurance?