Editorial: Debate on single-payer can’t stop at headlines, Middletown Record

Aug 5, 2018


Single-payer health care is in the news again as candidates for state office stake out their positions and think tanks produce reports.

This is not a debate that can take place in headlines. Those will always reflect the extremes, always ignore the details, always appeal to those who have an aversion to facts that do not fit their preconceptions.

All that is unfortunate because New York has an opportunity when it comes to the single-payer debate, an opportunity to examine the issue, to get it right, to provide an example to the other states that might be interested and to then provide a model for the nation.

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