“Obamacare doesn’t work well. The Republicans propose a plan and the Democrats oppose it. I don’t know why we can’t have health care for everyone.
"I’m upper middle class, I work in health care, yet my health care premiums keep going up and up and up. I would say yes to a single-payer system, which the wealthy would have to pay for because that’s where the resources are. I would support a plan that incorporates managing the cost of health care and increases patient responsibility for their own well-being.”
cardiovascular invasive specialist
“I think it’s a good idea. I think single-payer is the way to go. It should save people money and bring costs down. The current system doesn’t do enough of that. I also doubt it could pass with the current climate in Congress.”
“I would love to see it. I don’t think it would happen but it would a lot better than what we have now. It’s the only solution in the long run. But for some reason the United States can’t grasp what much of the rest of the world has already been operating on, the single-payer system. It won’t happened unless there are some changes in Congress.”
“Yes, I definitely support the single-payer option because it makes health insurance affordable for everybody instead of the insurance companies making even more money off of our backs. It would be less expensive for everyone involved and that’s what’s needed — to get health care accessible for everybody.”
Dave Anderson Sr.
Compiled by freelancer KEVIN MURPHY from respondents on State Street | special to The Cap Times