The Idiocy of Single Payer

With the rising popularity of Medicare-for-All, it wouldn’t be too much of a jump for me to say I’m a contrarian in defending a market based system. At this point, the vast majority of people support Medicare for All – according to a Reuter-Ipsos poll, 85 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans. Yes, that’s right. Over half of America’s primary right wing party, the Republicans, now support a completely public healthcare program. As support grows on both sides, it seems appropriate to show why this is a no-good idea.