CQ politics makes stuff up
A coalition of liberal advocacy groups and labor unions is trying to breathe new life into the idea of a European-style “single-payer” health system in the United States, a concept thought discredited after the collapse of President Bill Clinton’s attempt at overhauling the health care system.
European countries either have socialized medicine or tightly regulated non-profit insurance systems with employers required to pay health insurance.
CANADA has single payer.
The Clinton health plan was a complicatd, easily demonized system very similar to the Fannie Med system that Daschle is proposing.
Single payer is supported by a majority of Americans, a majority of doctors, and you just look stupid when you try to make things up.