Newt Gingrich: Health Care In America -- The Single-Payer Disaster
By Newt Gingrich, Fox News
A recent poll should worry all Americans who care about the quality and availability of health care in our country.
According to POLITICO/Morning Consult, 49 percent of American voters say they would support a single-payer health care system, where the only provider of health insurance in the United States would be the federal government.
Think about that: The same federal government that runs Medicaid and Medicare – both of which lose an estimated $70 billion to $110 billion annually to fraud – would be the sole option for your family’s health insurance.
Not surprisingly, 67 percent of Democrats said they are in favor of having the government completely take over our health insurance system – a figure that is up from 54 percent in April. This shows the growing influence that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently introduced a “Medicare for All” bill, continues to exert over the Democratic Party.