“The cost of transitioning from the existing health-care system to one entirely run by the government is staggering. Over fifteen percent of our economy is related to the health-care industry, with half spent by the private sector. Moving that half onto the federal budget would represent the largest permanent increase in government spending in US history. There are other ways in which the United States could lower health-care costs without resorting to a government takeover of the health-care industry. ” Scott Atlas, Richard Epstein, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Church, “Single-Payer Health Care,” PolicyEd, 8/15/2019.