How to pay for health care in the South

Cherokee Health Systems was the first U.S. healthcare system to offer a single-payer health care system, and its success helped spark the movement to build a single payer system in the nation’s capital.

But with no federal funding, and despite the state’s high unemployment rate, Cherokees are still relying on private insurance to cover their patients.

As a result, Cheropers are facing a tough time paying for health insurance for the elderly.

[Business Insider]