The Case for Single Payer

Nearly a decade after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care in the United States is still a disaster. This continuing problem has led to new political debates over health care, specifically whether or not the United States should expand Medicare to all citizens, a policy known as “Single Payer”.

Obamacare as we know it was a creation of the conservative Heritage Foundation and was originally an idea backed by figures like Bob Dole, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. It was sold as personal responsibility because President Reagan signed a bill in the mid 1980s that basically…