America needs single-payer health care, say progressives. That’s a system where government pays doctors and hospitals, and no sick person has to worry about having enough money to pay for care. After all, they say, “Health care is a ‘right’!”
“Who pays for it?” asks Chris Pope, “And that’s really not a rights question.”
Pope studies health care systems for the Manhattan Institute. He explains that although many Americans think that Canada and most of Europe have single-payer systems, that’s not really true.