How expensive would a single-payer system be?

During remarks at the White House to a group of Republican senators, President Donald Trump pushed the visiting lawmakers for repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act. Trump warned them that some Democrats are becoming increasingly interested in pursuing a "single-payer" health insurance system, in which the federal government, rather than private insurers, pays all medical expenses. The Democrats have "gone so far left, they're looking for single-payer — that's what they want," Trump said. "But single-payer will bankrupt our country, because it's more than we take in, for just health care." On single-payer’s rising popularity among Democrats, Trump has … >>More stories from National


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