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Trump calls single-payer ‘a curse’—here’s what data from other countries actually show

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A group of 17 Senators led by Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill calling for “Medicare for All” this week, a position supported by over 50 percent of Americans, according to an Economist/YouGuv poll from this year. With the Trump Administration and the Republicans in Congress opposed, it’s unlikely to advance, but top officials have nonetheless come out firmly against the idea.

That’s despite the fact that increased government involvement in health care around the world has actually been shown to both improve outcomes and bring down costs.

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