“We’re paying for national health insurance and we’re just not getting it…. We’re already paying more per capita than the total cost of healthcare, public and private, for any other nation on the earth.”
CounterSpin interview with Steffie Woolhandler on media attacks on single payer
Many of the outlets pushing back on single payer are owned by large media corporations with sizable investments in private healthcare and its current neoliberal iteration, the Affordable Care Act. They have not just a political and ideological incentive to maintain private healthcare, but a tremendous financial one as well.