Proponents of a single-payer plan argue it is the best solution for the nation’s health-care system. But chances of such a program making it into law appear remote. How a single-payer plan might work and why it faces an uphill battle in Congress.


  • Roger Hickey Co-director of the Campaign for America's Future
  • Dr. David Himmelstein Primary care doctor; co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program; associate professor of medicine at Harvard University
  • Senator Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator (I-VT)
  • Susan Dentzer Senior policy adviser, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and on-air analyst on health issues, PBS NewsHour.

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