Glad to see Diane Rehm DARE to speak Truth to paid-off interests!
"Ignoring the results of the Gallup poll, Armour says that while single payer “has intrigued people for decades, it has never gotten a majority of support and in the current political climate, it would be very difficult.”
This is the meme that's oft-repeated; and it's had its paid messenger squad inside these (C.D) threads, too.
AS IF the majorities polled in favor of Single Payer EVER have a chance to weigh in and influence actual policy!
Once again, as the Page and Givens Study proves... the average citizen (even when in a massive majority) has virtually NO influence over policy determinations. That's been the case since government was first demonized and then its services deregulated; the media "liberated" and passed into 5 corporate consortium's hands; and the lobby system grown into a Cancer that's occupied K-Street for the past few decades.
Since the mass media just repeats the lies, not enough people realize that Sanders' plan is eminently pragmatic. The cost savings drawn from the composite savings on medical insurance, employee insurance, car insurance, home owners' (for accidental injury on properties) insurance added to the relinquishment of all of the paperwork processing which eats up 30% of monies taken in would certainly meet expenses.