Mar 30, 2017 - Health

Survey: half of doctors want single payer

Haraz Ghanbari / AP

Nearly half of 511 physicians who responded to a February LinkedIn survey support a single-payer health care system. They said a system where everyone has the same health coverage would eliminate the "aggravation that comes with negotiating with and tracking down payment from multiple insurance companies."

Meanwhile, in Congress: Republicans hate single payer, and many Democrats would rather throw their support behind the Affordable Care Act. But Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's going to introduce a single payer bill soon. Sanders has been the most ardent supporter of a Medicare-for-all plan, as has Rep. John Conyers, who reintroduced his single-payer bill in January.

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