Misinformation about single-payer in AP story

This bit of misinformation appeared in an Associated Press story in my morning paper, The Boston Globe

Rep., Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. Weiner “is one of dozens of Democrats who favor creation of a so-called ‘single payer’ approach under which the government would take over the health care system.”

For the record, under the single-payer health care system, the government takes over the insurance industry, not the health care system. Hospital and doctors stay private. Think Canada, not England.

Also see CNN Money on cost savings  and the Mass model and the Globe on swine flue racial disparities and Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, now a major player in the reform debate.  And, no one is yelling at her. Go Mainers.


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