My Doubts About Single-Payer Just Show I’m Sick in the Head

California's Newest Litmus Test Requires Support of Government Healthcare—or Else

I’m so disappointed in myself.

I really should be 100 percent supportive of the effort to establish a single-payer health system in California. Because all the best Californians are for it.

California’s next governor, Gavin Newsom, has made single-payer a central tenet of his campaign. America’s next president, California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, just sprinkled her stardust on it, declaring that single-payer was the “morally right” and “smart” choice.

So why do doubts keep springing to my diseased mind?

Maybe, as a homely former newspaperman, I carry bias against beautiful, camera-ready people …

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