While I think Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan is a disaster waiting to happen, I find it quite ironic that so many Americans are against it. Given that the majority of Americans support Medicare, how is it that they are so against a single payer system run by the government? This is a complete contradiction. Before Americans retire, they want to have choice by purchasing insurance through private insurance companies, or for most, they want the insurance plan that their employer makes available to them. Most Americans don't really get much choice. But when they retire, they want the government run single payer system called Medicare? It seems to me that if Americans are so against single payer, they would be against Medicare. But this is not the case. In fact, Paul Ryan's plan pretty much does that and Americans are against it in astonishing numbers. 84 percent oppose Ryan For the life of me, I do not understand this.