The Rise of Single-Payer Health Care

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By David Swanson, t r u t h o u t | Report

Single-payer health care activists rally.
Single-payer health care supporters rally in Los Angeles in April. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Health care reform plans are being drafted and passed around on both sides of Capitol Hill, but the plan with the greatest number of Congress members behind it was first introduced as a bill six years ago. With two new co-sponsors having just signed on, Congressman John Conyers's single-payer health care plan, HR 676, now has 80 Congress members supporting it.

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