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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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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