Single-Payer and Obamacare

The liberal reaction to the Supreme Court review of Obamacare has ranged from comic incredulity to tragic inconsolability.  But for some on the left the door is now open to their Holy Grail, single-payer, universal health care.  The President's thoughts on single-payer, while nuanced to fit the audience, are clear enough: I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer, universal health care plan... we may not get there immediately... Picking up the single-payer baton in the wake of Supreme Court hearings that were disastrous for the Democrats, the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson expounds on what he considers the inevitable: ... the obvious alternative is to emulate other industrialized nations that deliver equal or better health-care outcomes for half the cost. I'm talking about a single-payer health-care system. If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, a single-payer system will go from being politically impossible to being, in the long run, fiscally...(Read Full Post)