Gerald C. Friedman says critics of single-payer health care for the U.S. are missing an important point about the existing system, i.e., the U.S. is falling further and further behind other countries currently providing health insurance

Gerald C. Friedman, economics, says critics of single-payer health care for the U.S. are missing an important point about the existing system,  that is, that the U.S. is falling further and further behind other countries that currently provide health insurance. He says Americans pay four times as much for care as other comparable countries and life expectancy is 31 months shorter. Friedman also says while our health care system does come up with new technologies and cures, that isn’t helpful to people who don’t have access to care. (Huffiington Post, 10/18/17)