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Americans think the U.S. health care system is in need of major repairs, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll THAT WAS RELEASED LAST tHURSDAY....

Nine out of 10 say the system needs at least fundamental changes, including 36 percent who favor a complete overhaul.

Most Americans believe government can play a role in fixing the health care system. Two-thirds say the federal government should guarantee that all Americans have health insurance - and a similar number says providing health insurance for all is a more serious problem than keeping health care costs down.

Our guest today is Dr. Greg Silver, MD who is a practicing family physician in Clearwater and on the board of the group Physicians for a national Health Program (

Dr. Silver discussed single payer, how it would work, the countries in which it already exists, the costs, its similarities to Medicare, how medical malpractice issues play out in single payer countries and, the health reform currently going on in Massachussetts and California.


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