We do not support a national health insurance plan. A single-payer health care system would shift one-fifth of GDP into government spending. The federal government would have a monopoly on the administration of health care. Strict controls on the supply and spending in health care could lead to rationing of services and long wait times for care. With government rate-setting as the central tenet of a single-payer system, hospitals will likely close due to insufficient funding.

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