This is taken from the Physicians for a National Health Program. http://www.pnhp.org/facts/singlepayer_faq.php Why shouldnt we let people buy better health care if they can afford it? Whenever we allow the wealthy to buy better care or jump the queue, health care for the rest of us suffers. If the wealthy are forced to rely on the same health system as the poor, they will use their political power to assure that the health system is well funded. This is an absurd way of thinking. I can't believe someone actually wrote this statement. So much for my freedom.