Business Group Endorses Medicare for All as Less Expensive for Households, Businesses, and Saves Lives

Business Group Endorses Medicare for All as Less Expensive for Households, Businesses, and Saves Lives “Read the full letter below: We are economists interested in public policy and healthcare. Some of us have worked to estimate the cost of alternative healthcare programs. Others have reviewed such estimates. We believe the available research supports the conclusion […]

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Medicare for All would Create Net Increase in Jobs and Wages

Medicare for All would Create Net Increase in Jobs and Wages “Job loss claims are misleading, and substantial boosts to job quality are often overlooked Fundamental health reform like “Medicare for All” would be a hugely ambitious policy undertaking with profound effects on the economy and the economic security of households in America. But despite oft-repeated claims of large-scale job […]

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30 Years of Analyses Show Consensus that Single-payer would Reduce Health Expenditures while Providing High-quality Coverage to All in U.S.

30 Years of Analyses Show Consensus that Single-payer would Reduce Health Expenditures while Providing High-quality Coverage to All in U.S. “Abstract 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 […]

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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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