Single-Payer System Rejected Time and Again

Alexandria, VA – It is hard to imagine anything more boring than yet another push for a single-payer health care system. This hackneyed idea has been proposed about once a decade for the past 70 years at least. It is soundly rejected by the American people every time it rears its ugly head, most recently on the ballot in Oregon last year where it was defeated by a 4 to 1 vote.

“Yet a group of left-wing physicians have expressed their desire to once again push for a single-payer system in an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association,” said Greg Scandlen, director of the Galen Institute Center for Consumer Driven Health Care.

Countries that have adopted the approach are racing to change it. Surveys by Dr. Robert Blendon of Harvard University show a similar level of discontent among the people of Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Popular support in Canada has plunged in the past ten years.

These countries see that a single-payer approach leads to rationed care, high rates of taxation, and the virtual banishment of new technology and innovation.

“It is time for single-payer advocates to join the 21st Century and support empowering consumers instead of relying on Command and Control bureaucrats to make decisions for Americans,” said Scandlen

A consumer driven health care system would improve the health of Americans and make health care more affordable, without the dictates of government control.

For an interview with Greg Scandlen, please call (703) 299-9204

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Alexandria, VA – It is hard to imagine anything more boring than yet another push for a single-payer health care system. This hackneyed idea has been proposed about once a decade for the past 70 years at least. It is soundly rejected by the American people every time it rears its ugly head, most recently on the ballot in Oregon last year where it was defeated by a 4 to 1 vote.

“Yet a group of left-wing physicians have expressed their desire to once again push for a single-payer system in an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association,” said Greg Scandlen, director of the Galen Institute Center for Consumer Driven Health Care.

Countries that have adopted the approach are racing to change it. Surveys by Dr. Robert Blendon of Harvard University show a similar level of discontent among the people of Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Popular support in Canada has plunged in the past ten years.

These countries see that a single-payer approach leads to rationed care, high rates of taxation, and the virtual banishment of new technology and innovation.

“It is time for single-payer advocates to join the 21st Century and support empowering consumers instead of relying on Command and Control bureaucrats to make decisions for Americans,” said Scandlen

A consumer driven health care system would improve the health of Americans and make health care more affordable, without the dictates of government control.

For an interview with Greg Scandlen, please call (703) 299-9204

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