History Suggests Most Physicians Likely to Remain as Participants in Medicare

History Suggests Most Physicians Likely to Remain as Participants in Medicare “As “Medicare for all” gains steam in the Democratic primary, many physicians are concerned about reduced revenues from the program compared with private insurance. Even an expansion of the program, as many candidates’ plans call for “Medicare for more,” causes angst. Inevitably, some physicians […]

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Medicare for All Would Improve Hospital Financing

Medicare for All Would Improve Hospital Financing “Hospitals account for more than one trillion dollars of health expenditures annually, and analysts have raised concerns that a shift to single payer, or Medicare for All, might adversely affect hospital care. A common narrative has emerged in the popular press and in medical journals, suggesting that Medicare for All would decrease […]

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Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free

Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free Importance Nonadherence to treatment with medicines is common globally, even for life-saving treatments. Cost is one important barrier to access, and only some jurisdictions provide medicines at no charge to patients. Objective To determine whether providing essential medicines at no charge to outpatients who reported not being […]

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Adopting Single-Payer Drastically Reduces National Health Expenditures

Adopting Single-Payer Drastically Reduces National Health Expenditures “Before implementation of the NHI, annual growth of national health expenditures in Taiwan averaged in the double-digit range. During the period 1992–95, for example, average annual growth was 13.9 percent. 12 In the years immediately following the NHI’s introduction, that growth decreased to 6.0–9.0 percent. Since full implementation of the global budget […]

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Medicare for All Covers All Medically Necessary Services

Medicare for All (as described in the former H.R. 676) Covers All Medically Necessary Services “SEC. 102. BENEFITS AND PORTABILITY. (a) In General.—The health care benefits under this Act cover all medically necessary services, including at least the following: (1) Primary care and prevention. (2) Approved dietary and nutritional therapies. (3) Inpatient care. (4) Outpatient […]

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Medicare For All expands Medicare to the Entire Population and corrects its Deficiencies 

Medicare for All expands Medicare to the entire population and corrects its deficiencies “The NHP can be conceptualized as an expansion of Medicare to the entire population, with correction of that system’s deficiencies– most glaringly, high cost sharing, limitations on coverage, and subcontracting to wasteful private plans. By dramatically reducing administrative costs and other inefficiencies, […]

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NIMA Savings Enough to Cover the Uninsured and Upgrade Benefits for All

NIMA Savings Enough To Cover The Uninsured and Upgrade Benefits for All “Under the single-payer system created by HR 676, the U.S. could save an estimated $592 billion annually by slashing the administrative waste associated with the private insurance industry ($476 billion) and reducing pharmaceutical prices to European levels ($116 billion). In 2014, the savings […]

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