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In an April 25 Maine Voices column in the Portland Press Herald, retired physician David Scotton suggests a thought experiment to better understand how single-payer health care financing would work.

“Our society is now being tested by medical costs that increase much faster than inflation, and by the subsequent increasing influence of big business and investment companies. How will we score on this test? It is time for us all to carefully consider all options, inform ourselves and choose sides. Lives are at stake. We must consider the needs of all of us and not only the powerful or the perceived desires of the medical-industrial complex.”