I do not know if a single-payer or Universal healthcare system will work in this nation. I do know, every single person declaring they want the government to stay out of the picture is, at best, a hypocrite. Every working American contributes to the Medicare system through payroll taxes, affording them the RIGHT to take advantage of Medicare when they turn 65 and, most likely, would be unable to get any insurance at an affordable rate. What is Medicare? The largest government-run, single payer healthcare system on the planet! I managed to get to college and worked hard for 40+ years of my life, paying Medicare taxes every pay period, as most Americans, to insure an illness in my later years, or current ones, would not cause me to lose my hard-earned life savings. If it works for the senior population, why wouldn't it work for the younger, healthier population? The current system is not working and if Americans are to survive, something has to change.