Charlie Munger Endorses Single-Payer Medical System

???Having a basic level of care for everybody with no insurance aspect as a right I think is a good idea.??? — Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett???s long-term partner in Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.B), usually offers a counter to Buffett???s social democrat policy recommendations, such as higher progressive taxes.

But Munger, who says he is ???not a normal Republican,??? shocked people by endorsing a ???single-payer??? medical system similar to what operates in all of Europe and Canada.

A single-payer system sounds appealing — citizens get ???free??? medical services, including expensive surgery, which is then paid for by the government. In other words, the taxpayers cover the expense.

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