Improved Medicare for All Would Save Over 68000 Lives and $450 billion Annually

Improved Medicare for All Would Save Over 68000 Lives and $450 billion Annually “SUMMARY Although health care expenditure per capita is higher in the USA than in any other country, more than 37 million Americans do not have health insurance, and 41 million more have inadequate access to care. Efforts are ongoing to repeal the […]

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Coverage Expansions like Medicare for All Redirect Care to the Poor and Sick, but Do Not Drive Up Overall Utilization

Coverage Expansions like Medicare for All Redirect Care to the Poor and Sick, but Do Not Drive Up Overall Utilization “Abstract Most analysts project that a reform like Medicare-for-All that lowers financial barriers to care would cause a surge in the utilization of services, raising costs despite stable or even reduced prices. However, the finite […]

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Failure to Directly Finance Universal Coverage is Cause of Many of the Problems of U.S. Healthcare System

Failure to Directly Finance Universal Coverage is Cause of Many of the Problems of U.S. Healthcare System “The U.S. health care system often works well for persons with financial means and for many providers, but several countries achieve better outcomes at lower costs. This series of articles describes a vision and makes important recommendations to […]

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Public Option Doesn’t Have Cost Savings or Quality of Single-Payer System

Public Option Doesn’t Have Cost Savings or Quality of Single-Payer “For a century, most U.S. medical organizations opposed national health insurance. The endorsement by the American College of Physicians (ACP) of single-payer reform marks a sea change from this unfortunate tradition (1, 2). Like their U.S. counterparts in an earlier era, many Canadian physicians feared, and […]

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2nd-largest U.S. Doctor’s Group Endorses Improved Medicare for All as a Necessary Reform

2nd-largest Doctor’s Group Endorses Improved Medicare for All as a Necessary Reform “This paper is part of the American College of Physicians’ policy framework to achieve a vision for a better health care system, where everyone has coverage for and access to the care they need, at a cost they and the country can afford. […]

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19 of 22 Studies Show Single-payer Would Save Money During First Year and More Over Time

19 of 22 Studies Show Single-payer Would Save Money During First Year and More Over Time “..To estimate what would happen if the United States adopted a single payer system, researchers from UCSF, UCLA and UC Berkeley examined 22 economic analyses by government, business and academic organizations of national and state-level single payer plans, including […]

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Analytic Consensus that Single-payer would Reduce Health Expenditures while Providing High-quality Insurance to All in U.S.

Analytic Consensus that Single-payer would Reduce Health Expenditures while Providing High-quality Insurance to All in U.S. Background “The United States is the only high-income nation without universal, government-funded or -mandated health insurance employing a unified payment system. The US multi-payer system leaves residents uninsured or underinsured, despite overall healthcare costs far above other nations. Single-payer […]

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U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Healthcare Administrative Costs vs Canada’s $550

U.S. Spends $2500 Per Person on Healthcare Administrative Costs vs Canada’s $550 “..The U.S. now spends nearly five times more per person on health care administration than Canada does. The U.S. administrative costs came out to $812 billion in 2017, or $2,497 per person in the U.S. compared with $551 per person in Canada, according […]

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Due to U.S. Multipayer System, Administrative Costs 4 Times Higher than Canada’s Healthcare System

Due to U.S. Multi-payer System, Administrative Costs Billions Higher than Canada’s Healthcare System “Background: Before Canada’s single-payer reform, its payment system, health costs, and number of health administrative personnel per capita resembled those of the United States. By 1999, administration accounted for 31% of U.S. health expenditures versus 16.7% in Canada. No recent comprehensive analyses of […]

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