Jimmy Carter predicts single-payer system for US

Former President Jimmy Carter predicts that the U.S. will switch over to a single-payer system, according to The Hill.

"I think eventually we'll have a single-payer system," Mr. Carter said to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. before he taught a Sunday school class. "When I was in the White House, I tried to get Medicare to cover everyone," he added.

During his presidency in 1976 Mr. Carter worked to draft a bill that attempted to provide universal health coverage, though it failed to gain the necessary momentum.

While Mr. Carter may believe the U.S. will eventually adopt a single-payer system, it seems the country has a long way to go, with GOP leadership in the Senate still working to pass its own healthcare legislation.

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