The Washington Examiners‘ Robert King had an article today about the ongoing single payer battle, “Sanders reignites fight over single-payer healthcare“.
The article notes that though some would contend that the debate over incrementalism vs. more fundamental reform is already behind us, “…single-payer advocates beg to differ.” In this case, I was the single-payer advocate doing the begging:
“The Affordable Care Act didn’t address a lot of the problems in the [healthcare] system,” said Adam Gaffney, a physician, writer and single-payer advocate. Gaffney said his views don’t represent any groups he is affiliated with.
Cost-sharing requirements such as co-pays and deductibles have increased, and more than 30 million Americans are underinsured, Gaffney said.
“Regardless of what happens in the coming general election, the Affordable Care Act will not have killed single payer,” he said.
Gaffney said he was disappointed that Clinton seems to be “closing the door on a single-payer program given that so many people support it.”
Available at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sanders-reignites-fight-over-single-payer-healthcare/article/2580856