There is much hullabaloo about the advantages of what is known as a single payer system in America today, especially in light of the election and the excitement during the Texas primaries. But just how much does the average American know about such systems and how they are funded?

Sadly, not very much — and it continues to be loaded with political rhetoric and hype. A single payer system, or a government-run health care system, is yet another panacea that mesmerizes the voters and lulls folks into believing that the government knows what is best for them, or for their parents, or for their children — and can actually run such a system efficiently. Have you checked social security lately?

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