Single-payer healthcare is back on the legislative agenda in New York, California, and Oregon. And just like previous efforts by state governments to take over their health insurance markets, these new ones are nothing to celebrate.
Single-payer healthcare invariably leads to long waits for low-quality care, all paid for by sky-high taxes.
Sadly, the idea just won’t die.
Take the Empire State’s recent push to revive the New York Health Act, which would sweep all New Yorkers into a new government-financed health plan known as New York Health.