Saturday, March 10, 2007
Swiss To Vote On Single-PayerFrom David Hogberg:
On Sunday, voters in Switzerland will go to the polls to decide the future of their health care system. The measure, put on the ballot by the political left (of course), would establish a single health insurer. It would replace the private system that they have now, which is arguably more free market than the one we have in the U.S.
I don't know the first thing about Swiss politics, so I have no idea what the chances are of its passage, although the article suggests that its chances are not good. What I do know is that if it does succeed, the political left here will use it as an example numero uno of the superiority of a single-payer health care system.
Here's hoping it loses.
Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:56 AM