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Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system
Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system

With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind: First, the vast majority of these issues result from one crucial compromise made in the drafting of the 2010 law, ostensibly to ease its passage through Congress. That was to leave the system in the hands of private health insurance companies. Second, there's an obvious way to correct this flaw: The country should progress on to a single-payer system. The idea that the ACA is a logical...

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