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Hidden in plain sight | unsung developments of 2006 | Marcia Angell

Silent majority for single-payer

By Marcia Angell
December 31, 2006

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IN SEPTEMBER, an ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today survey found that 56 percent of Americans preferred a government-run universal health system "like Medicare" to our current employment-based system run by private insurers. That is, they want a single-payer system. Among the causes of rising costs, respondents were most likely to name private insurance and drug company profits. (Full article: 191 words)

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