Al Gore calls for single-payer healthcare

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 20, 2017

The VA is government run health care (similar to the British healthcare system). "I believe we ought to have single-payer health care".

It's not even clear how much Democrats who have embraced single payer would agree on if the policy debate moved from abstract discussion to nitty-gritty details.

"What's going to happen, I'm afraid - and this is the prediction others are making now, too - is that [in the next five to fifteen years] ObamaCare will have crashed and the markets will have deteriorated so badly that people will be more accepting of just letting the government do it", he continues.

"The private sector has not shown any ability to provide good, affordable healthcare for all", Gore said, according to HuffPost. It does not mean the government also provides the health care as in Great Britain.

With all due respect to the authors, the letter "Single-payer takes away choices" is filled with false and misleading statements.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" at the Whitby Hotel on July 17.

Gore's suggestion for the healthcare system has been championed by progressive Democrats for years. Organizations including Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) say single-payer creates a single-tiered system that improves quality and covers all people equally, regardless of age, income, employment, or diagnosis. "I think we could have passed it in the Senate in 2009, and we could have gone to the climate negotiation in Copenhagen with a stronger hand, but that's water under the dam".

On Tuesday, however, Gore seemed less reluctant to lend his support to the plan.

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