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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:00 am | Updated: 5:56 pm, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

The United States must move toward adopting a single-payer national health insurance program – or continue to risk seeing its future threatened by an inadequate system that wastes huge amounts of money and keeps millions of Americans from getting necessary medical care, two longtime physicians and health-care advocates said Wednesday.

“Our current health care system has made medical care too much of a commercial business, instead of a basic right for every American,” said Dr. Garrett Adams, a Louisville, Ky., pediatrician and president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), which represents some 18,000 physicians across the U.S.

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