True health insurance reform could pass, but it will take an effort from the American people. I believe that if single-payer is explained to the people factually, they would get behind it.
After it's understood there is simply a matter of determination. Americans will have to decide what they are willing to do to get quality health reform. One way to achieve this would be to drop their current private policies while demanding single-payer. Of course, that would take a lot of determination and will, but it could be done.
Like you Tweety, I wonder if it will happen in my lifetime. I'm back at forth. Sometimes I think no, and other times I think that within twenty years, we will see single-payer singed into law. Nevertheless, it's up to us.