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By Nancy Snyderman, M.D., NBC’s chief medical editor
Morning Joe, MSNBC, December 30, 2013
Dr. Nancy Snyderman: I think there should be a single payer system. And increasingly you’re seeing physicians in their late 50s, 60s and 70s who are saying, you know what, we got it wrong; we should have taken Medicare, expanded it and done it smarter.
YouTube clip of segment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0giveiH1Zc
The endorsement of single payer by NBC’s chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, is a welcome addition to the many voices of those who have long understood the superiority of the single payer/improved Medicare for all model of reform but who now believe that it is finally time to speak out in support of it.
It is interesting that this video clip of Dr. Snyderman has been circulated widely on conservative blogs. We are hearing “single payer” from the conservatives so frequently now that it’s almost as if they are trying make the term a pejorative much as Reagan, Thatcher and others did with the term “socialism.” Another example just this weekend was on Fox News – six minutes of meaningless jabber, with the exception of one token, fair and balanced panelist who supports single payer: