Health Care: What is Single Payer?

Just heard this lady on the radio (KEXP 90.3FM, Community Forum, 7:30 AM Sat 2/27/10), what got me is the part where a $600 bill ( starting with overly expensive healthcare and overly high copays, and a health emergency that struck at the end of the year, thus requiring two years worth of max-copays in two months, plus continuing strugle to pay health bills culminating in… ) they can’t pay forces them to file bankruptcy, she to be able to pay for health insurance to finish her cancer treatments and her husband a few days before going into the hospital for heart surgery. This is her organization’s website – americanpatientsunited – where one quickly finds this video: