The Democrats are being dishonest when they call Single Payer "Medicare for All". The current Medicare system is not Single Payer; instead it allows for considerable free market competition with consumer buy-in. They're willing to lie to the public because "Medicare for All" is such a nice and easy term, and everyone knows the word. The Republicans are being dishonest when they ignore the glaring fact that we're all paying for those who can't afford or qualify for coverage with our own higher premiums, higher co-pays, and other increased costs. They're also willing to hamstring American employers, many of whom have to struggle to pay for employees' health care coverage. Silly wingers. And a vast majority couldn't even describe how the Medicare system actually works if their lives depended on it. Would you like a quick primer on how this stuff actually works? And better yet, with a plan that is already in place and very popular? If you actually do, here: Yes, we can have affordable 'Medicare for All' with consumer choice. Here's how. .