[See NewsBusters for more.] MSNBC host Ali Velshi once again used the current pandemic to urge the U.S. to adopt single payer health care on Saturday. Unfortunately, for Velshi and his guests, their critiques of the current system and their praises of single payer turned out to be less than accurate.
Talking to The Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan, Velshi tried to use personal experience to tout for the benefits of a single payer system and dismiss concerns, "Mehdi Hasan, you've been in a single payer system in the United Kingdom. I've been in one in Canada, and actually for all the other things outside of coronavirus, they do work well. The whole thing's been -- it's been criticized in the United States because it feels like it's socialist and they talk about lineups and they talk about people dying in hallways of hospitals. The fact is none of that is actually true."