Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99 for 4 weeks.

Topics

Paul Krugman
Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who reportedly received more money from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries than any other Congressman. But now the flood of single payer advocacy cannot be turned off by vested business interests. It is time to progress from the stereotype of single payer to having a serious discussion about it. Ironically, even after its recent success in covering millions more Americans, the problems with the Affordable Care Act serve to...

Loading