PolitiFact Wisconsin: Duffy on single payer health care

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 19:31:06-04

Senators make take up a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act next week.
But House Republican Sean Duffy is taking aim at a popular Democratic health care idea that caught the attention of PolitiFact Wisconsin.
The term single payer comes up a lot in the heath care debate especially by opponents of the plan like Congressman Duffy.
"Congressman Duffy says Vermont scrapped it single-payer healthcare system because it "was going bankrupt," said Tom Kertscher with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Heath care is a complicated issue but single payer basically means most people would get health coverage from the federal government and the government, meaning taxpayers would pay the medical bills.
PolitiFact Wisconsin points out Vermont did come up with a single payer plan but it never got pass the planning stage. It was scrapped because of cost, not bankruptcy.

"The Vermont legislature authorized single-payer healthcare in 2011 but by 2014 the governor of Vermont drop the proposal saying that the tax increases needed to fund the program were just too high," said Kertscher
PolitiFact Wisconsin rated Duffy's claim False.