Last I checked most other countries had systems comparable to single payer, and they are known to have lower costs and better health outcomes.
This is a pet peeve of mine, sorry.
Most countries do NOT have better health outcomes. The argument that other countries have better health outcomes stems from a lack of understanding of statistical analysis.
If you are insured in the US, the outcomes are better than or superior to anywhere else in the world. Statistically, our outcomes for public health compare poorly to other nations because of the apples-and-oranges comparison between a nation where only 75% of the nation has comprehensive accessible coverage (the US) and nations where 100% have comprehensive accessible coverage.
Despite that disparity, the same UN report that always gets quoted that shows that the US placed 37th in PUBLIC health outcomes also showed that the US was A-Number-One in CRITICAL care outcomes….DESPITE the coverage disparity.
But, that fact never gets quoted by a media who wants to manipulate the public into a single payer system.