By: GRITtv

We’ve all heard the story about Medicare. That once upon a time, about 40 years ago, it was an idea that had very little support and that many said would never succeed. Well, it did and many are saying it should serve as a model for a single payer healthcare system. With that in mind, a single payer proposal will finally be discussed on the floor of congress when members of the house reconvene in September.

Dr. David Scheiner, President Obama’s former physician, Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York’s 9thdistrict, Bob Fertik, founder of Democrats.com on whether single payer will ever really be on the table. Scheiner says the argument that a government run program will stand in the way of you and your doctor is a myth. Private health insurance not medicare stands in the way. The less care they give the better their profits.

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