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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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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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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Multiple Insurers are Intrinsically More Costly than Single-payer Systems such as Canada’s

Multiple insurers are intrinsically more costly than single-payer systems such as Canada’s “A system with multiple insurers is also intrinsically costlier than a single-payer system. For insurers it means multiple duplicative claims-processing facilities and smaller insured groups, both of which increase overhead. Fragmentation also raises costs for providers who must deal with multiple insurance products […]

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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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Reducing Bureaucratic Waste Would Save $140 Billion Annually

Reducing Bureaucratic Waste Would Save $140 Billion Annually “The fiscal case for NHI arises from the observation that bureaucracy now consumes nearly 30% of our health care budget, as well as the fact that this enormous bureaucratic burden is a peculiarly American phenomenon. Our biggest HMOs keep 20%, even 25%, of premiums for their overhead […]

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