Single Payer

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In Health Care, Single Payer refers to systems in which the government pays all health care expenses out of taxes, as in the cases of Medicare, DoD health care, and the Veteran's Administration, or in Canada and the UK. Doctors and other health workers may be government employees, as at DoD and VA, and in the UK, or not, as at Medicare and in Canada. Thus it is incorrect in many cases to call a bill for a Single Payer plan a government takeover of health care, or to describe it as nationalization, Socialism, or worse.

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