Just left my doctors office and had a good conversation on single payer health care. My regular doctor is out on maternity leave and the doctor filling in was recently practicing in Australia. She said as a doctor in Australia she is very limited in what drugs and treatments she can prescribe. She said she has more options in the USA. She also said access to health care is more limited in Australia. There are long waits for basic treatments. Over a year for a child to get tonsils removed and forget about getting a knee or hip replacement. Access to specialists also limited. She said people in the USA would not tolerate the limits and restrictions that are part of a single payer system. I would rather pay and get good service that get "free" health care that is limited. Also, calling it free is false, what it should be called is "have some one else pay for me"