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The single-payer system Sanders wants is too drastic. Just improve claims processing.

Taking health-care reform to extremes.

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In making his case for universal health care, Senator Bernie Sanders has reignited a debate over whether the U.S. should have a single-payer system. It would simplify the administration of health insurance, but his proposal is nevertheless ill-advised -- not least because it’s possible to simplify billing and claims processing in health care without making such an extreme change.

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