The New Hampshire Union Leader, April 23, 2012. While Obamacare risks being overturned by the Supreme Court, Vermont has pushed ahead with a primarily single-payer plan called Green Mountain Care, led by progressive governor Peter Shumlin.. In his op-ed of April 13, "Vermonts single-payer health care is good medicine for NH," Fergus Cullen suggests that such developments would drive businesses across the Connecticut River into New Hampshire because "new and higher taxes are coming to Vermonters, most likely on businesses." However, there is no historical evidence to support this premise, and in fact the reverse is more likely, as single-payer systems worldwide have been shown to be the least expensive overall for businesses and the society at large.. Our present employer-based health insurance system is an almost uniquely American creation, an accident of World War II, when employers compensated for wage freezes by offering this benefit. While other countries have ensured universal coverage and ...
Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care Reform establishes the vision and principles that will empower Americans to replace our expensive, inadequate, and inefficient collection of health care systems with an improved Medicare for All.. The proposal outlines the general structure of a single-payer system for the United States, including coverage and eligibility; physician and outpatient care payment; global budgeting of hospitals; health planning and capital investments; coverage for medications, devices, and supplies; the establishment of a national long-term care program; cost-containment; and single-payer financing. The proposal also demonstrates the shortcomings of alternatives to National Health Insurance, including the Affordable Care Act... ...
Make the state the insurer / Achieve efficiencies with single-payer system for all Californians -- Duplication of administrative services among thousands of insurance companies and public programs. The Institute of Medicine, a government health adviser and private sector experts have concluded that we are suffering from an epidemic of sub-standard care. -- Linking health insurance and employment ties the fate of businesses to the vicissitudes of the health system and ties people to jobs even when they want to leave them. Health insurance, pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies set the price of their products in a way that make them unaffordable for millions of Californians. In addition to regular medical coverage, the plan includes dental, vision and pharmacy coverage with no deductibles or co-pays. The system would be headed by an elected health commissioner who would have budgetary authority, establish a state health care budget and wield an array of fiscal tools to control spending.
It is a big, big weekend. The health care vote is happening on Sunday and the process (that President Obama doesnt care about) has been so abused that the average person in America has no idea what is even happening. The Sunday vote would make changes to the Senate-passed bill while deeming the original legislation to have passed the House. Yes, forget the whole it has to pass both the House and the Senate thing in the Constitution. No, no - well just deem that it passed the House. Congress doesnt seem to mind the fact that Gallup shows their approval rating is the lowest ever: 16 percent. They dont care that 73 percent of America doesnt want this bill. So why are they pushing? Because radicals want this. Its just a pathway to a single-payer system. Jon Stewart did a segment making fun of me - that Im crazy, that Im wrong. It was very funny, but help me out, Jon: Where am I wrong? Nancy Pelosi said: We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, therell be more legislation ...
Polls have shown increasing public support for a single-payer system in the United States. Yet there is no agreement on how to set up and pay for a single-payer system or even how much it would cost.
Whatever happened to health care in the US? I assume that the insurance industry did not permit single-payer health care, but was the pressure on them enough that they eventually were overridden? Basically, what ends up happening is that Healthcare gets devolved to the States, so every state has a single-payer system for that State but theres no national single-payer system. Ultimately, America proves to be just too big to make it work on a national scale, but every state eventually works out a way to do it at home. As a result, you have two-tier healthcare: you have access to the single-payer system at home, or you can buy higher-end healthcare coverage from an insurance company. No idea when this transition happens, though. Sometime in the middle of the century, probably. ...
Health care experts say the prognosis is not good for California creating a single-payer health care system this year, even as fears grow over the impact of Republican federal lawmakers plans to gut the Affordable Care Act.. Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and lesbian state Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) last month introduced their Californians for a Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562), which is backed by the California Nurses Association, to jumpstart the process of creating a universal health care system that would cover all 39 million Californians, including the estimated 3 million undocumented immigrants living in the state. They have yet to release a more detailed plan for how the state would achieve that goal but have pledged to do so in the "weeks ahead.". "Access to affordable and quality health care is not only critical, it should be a right for everyone in California," stated Atkins. "In light of threats to the Affordable Care Act, its important that we look ...
A single-payer health insurance plan, which has been suggested by some lawmakers, would be disastrous for Americans, says healthcare policy expert Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute.
Satisficing - a made-up word created by combining satisfactory and sufficient - indicates something good, but not great. Like the Canadian single-payer health system, like Medicare for All.
A survey of 1,003 doctors by recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins indicates that the concept of a single-payer health care system is a polarizing issue among physicians.
Al Gore told a crowd at Manhattan Community College on Tuesday that he would like to see a single-payer health care system implemented in the United States.
The 33rd Constitutional Convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has gone on record urging Congress to enact HR 676, a bill introduced by Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) to implement a single-payer health care system in the U.S.
Presidential candidates might consider proposing a health care reform package that relies on a single-payer system, if results of a |em|MedPage Today|/em| poll reflect the countrys mood.
The head of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, one of the nations most progressive and politically active labor unions, says that while Democrats remain ineffective as Republicans charge ahead on repealing Obamacare, the one Im counting on the most is Trump to deliver real health care reform - in Medicare for all.
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On "Meet the Press" on June 28, former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney falsely claimed that President Obama had called for a "single-payer" health care system on the campaign trail:. Romney: President Obama, when he was campaigning, said he wanted a single-payer system.. We debunked this falsehood when Sen. John McCain said it during the third presidential debate. McCain claimed that "as he said, his object is a single payer system." But as a presidential candidate,. ...
Led by National Nurses United, the longest backer of the cause, 12 unions, three state labor councils and three central labor councils are demanding the AFL-CIO make enactment of government-run single-payer national health care legislation -
From the very beginning, weve known that ObamaCare has been about one thing: implementing in the US a single payer health care system like those in Canada and the UK. The Democrats have denied it for some time. President Obama has said in the past and hes saying it again now that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it. This is not true.. Some of the most ardent critics of the bills in the House and Senate didnt like them because as far as they were concerned they didnt alter our current system radically enough. Members like Dennis Kucinich and Jan Shakowski have been up front about getting rid of our private health care system, the best in the world, and imposing a socialized, government run, single payer health care system.. ObamaCare is the path to that single payer system and its a pretty short walk, quite honestly. This is one way it might happen.. The bill the House that is supposed to come up for a vote this weekend will impose regulations on all health insurance companies ...
Fifty-eight percent of Americans favor the idea of Medicare-for-all, a form of providing universal health insurance, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday.. The concept is supported by 81 percent of Democrats, while 63 percent of Republicans oppose it. Still, just 5 percent of Democrats say Medicare-for-all would be their most important factor when voting, according to the monthly survey.. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is the only White House candidate who has endorsed a single-payer system.. The poll also found that 7 percent of uninsured respondents knew that the open enrollment period ends on Jan. 31, with 20 percent saying they had been contacted by someone about signing up for coverage in the past six months. Forty-six percent of the uninsured said they have tried to get coverage, but that it was too expensive.. As of last week, 4.17 million had signed up for coverage on the federal exchanges before the Dec. ...
A Canadian tech firm that has provided service to that countrys single-payer health care system is behind the glitch-ridden United States national health care exchange site healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov. The CGI in the parent companys name stands for Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique in French, which roughly translates to Information Systems and Management Consultants. However, the firm offers another translation: Consultants to Government and Industry. The company is deeply embedded in Canada s single-payer system. CGI has provided IT services to the Canadian Ministries of Health in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as to the national health provider, Health Canada, according to CGIs Canadian ...
Why is this? No, it s not that Democrats are wimps. They re dive artists. Obama promised health care reform, but do he and his DLC inner circle actually want to weaken the stranglehold medical profiteers have on the public? Or do they just want to make a good show of losing the struggle?. The case for a single-payer system is rock solid and easy to explain. A single payer bill could be short enough to read in a few minutes in fact, there is a single-payer bill floating around (doomed by the too-liberal names Kucinich-Conyers), and it s a little over 4,000 words long. Instead, we have a bill that s over 1,000 pages long, written in typically inscrutable legalese, so dense and obscurantist that Republicans can assert nearly anything about it, from death panels to forcible sterilization, and say read the bill! with full knowledge that nobody will, nor could they understand it if they did.. Perhaps this explains Obama s complete failure to actually describe the plan, aside from painfully vague ...
Alexander Burns and Jennifer Medina report in The New York Times that At rallies and in town hall meetings, and in a collection of blue-state legislatures, liberal Democrats have pressed lawmakers, with growing impatience, to support the creation of a single-payer system, in which the state or federal government would
The horrifying specter of Trumpcare, the shortfalls of Obamacare and the continued rise in overall health care costs in the United States have provided an important opening for proponents to put single-payer back on the table. Attempts at creating a national health insurance scheme have come close but failed several times before in US history. However, while it is imperative to ensure that every American has equal access to quality care, single-payer is insufficient when it comes to ensuring our right to health and well-being. ...
Phil Castle, The Business Times. The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce opposes a ballot measure that would implement a single-payer health insurance system in Colorado as a costly and risky plan that could hurt businesses and affect medical care.. The chamber hosted a meeting to outline its position on Amendment 69 and invited a hospital executive, business owner and retiree to voice their concerns.. Chamber officials also asked for help in campaigning against the measure in the upcoming election. "Its going to take a pretty grass-roots effort to get the word out about what this really does," said Diane Schwenke, the president and chief executive officer of the chamber.. If approved, Amendment 69 would implement a comprehensive health care system funded by a payroll tax of 6.67 percent for employers and 3.33 percent for employees. Self-employed people would pay 10 percent of their net income. People would still choose their medical providers, but their bills would be paid by the so-called ...
Sen. Richard Blumenthal will support Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill, but Sen. Chris Murphy is taking a different approach.
December 27, 2014 Hartford Courant The suggestions in Consumer Reports: How to navigate the health insurance maze published on December 22 are well-intentioned by that magazine's editors I am sure and that some people may find them helpful. I have doubts however, that the majority of people person looking for health insurance will understand all the nuances contained in the nine proposals. As a physician I had trouble, and I finally gave up. Young people just starting out in life or young couples starting a family, are challenged enough; they don't need the added stress of finding out after an ...
There is hope elsewhere, however. Rather than put your faith in government to manage health care - a government that cant even manage to run the Post Office, Amtrak or DMVs without chaos ensuing - Americans should put their trust in each other.. Yes, the health care system that existed prior to Obamacare was a disaster and in desperate need of reform. It had become a crony-capitalist market full of unfair rules, regulations, and greed. But replacing the failures of the previous system with the current, much-worse model was the wrong way to go.. We need more freedom in health care, not less, and there are several ways this can be accomplished. Perhaps the most important is to move away from a model that makes everyone dependent on insurance companies for every health care service they get.. When you get an oil change, you dont pay using your car insurance, so why would you use insurance when getting a check-up with your primary care doctor? This is a huge part of the problem, because insurance ...
Executive Summary:. The health care system in the United States is better described as a non-system of expensive illness intervention that covers too few and costs too much. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to health care for all, yet we spend twice as much on health care as any other nation. Our high spending does not buy good health outcomes, as the U.S. ranks poorly in all basic indicators of health when compared to other industrialized countries. ...
Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a longtime supporter of a
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It was 10 p.m., and I wanted to wash dishes before going to bed. A simple task, I hadnt let them pile up as I do in my low-energy weeks (depression). So as Murphy would have it, there was a cracked glass that broke and sliced my little finger open. OUCH! I got my husband and got into the bathroom for first aid, but the cut was too deep. We did the responsible thing and went to the emergency room. (At that late hour, there is no urgent-care clinic open in Topeka.) In about an hour, I had
The Supreme Court just presented us with the best possible argument in favor of a single-payer health care system.Rather than the Affordable Care Act, the single-payer option would offer some big advantages, such as nixing employers attempts to control what kind of birth control their employees use.Switching to single-payer would mean these decisions could again be made by the individual in consultation with his (in the case of vasectomies) or her doctor, rather than having to take into
I pledge to only vote for candidates that Single Payer / Medicare for All. The Green Party supports single-payer universal health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege. Our current health care system lets tens of thousands of people die each year by excluding them from adequate care, while its exorbitant costs are crippling our economy. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health care system.
I pledge to only vote for candidates that Single Payer / Medicare for All. The Green Party supports single-payer universal health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege. Our current health care system lets tens of thousands of people die each year by excluding them from adequate care, while its exorbitant costs are crippling our economy. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health care system.
Health care reform in the United States has a long history. Reforms have often been proposed but have rarely been accomplished. In 2010, landmark reform was passed through two federal statutes enacted in 2010: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872), which amended the PPACA and became law on March 30, 2010. Future reforms of the American health care system continue to be proposed, with notable proposals including a single-payer system and a reduction in fee-for-service medical care. The PPACA includes a new agency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which is intended to research reform ideas through pilot projects. Here is a summary of reform achievements at the national level in the United States. For failed efforts, state-based efforts, native tribes services and more details generally, see the main article History of health care reform in the United States. 1965 ...
Higher administrative costs in the United States stem from a multipayer system encompassing multiple insurance products and varying rules and administrative standards. "Having multiple payers clearly generates more administrative costs than a single-payer system," the authors write. The authors add that "these costs should be balanced by possible benefits generated by such a system." However, they believe that the U.S. system could be much more efficient. In interviews with U.S. and Canadian physician leaders and administrators, the authors found widespread agreement that interactions between practices and health plans in the United States could be performed much more efficiently, reducing costs for both physicians and plans alike. For instance, standardizing transactions and conducting them electronically would reduce costs and administrative burden. In addition, provisions in the Affordable Care Act fostering the adoption of new payment methods, like bundled payment, and new ways for ...
The Oregon Health Fund Board, created by SB 329 in the last legislative session, is moving forward with finding solutions to the lack of access to health care for nearly one in five Oregonians many of whom are children. All the Oregon Health Fund Board meetings are held during the work week making it difficult for working stiffs to attend. However, we can write letters to the board members and let them know what kind of health care system we want. Though the Massachusettss system of mandatory health insurance has not been a big success the Oregon Health Fund Board is leaning towards that model. We need to let them know that we want a universal single-payer system. Mandatory health insurance means funneling tax-payer monies into for-profit insurance companies. Just say no! We want a not-for-profit system of health care. No shareholders standing between you and your doctor. Speak up now! Otherwise, the solutions they present to the next legislative session you may not be happy with. Here is the ...
Ladies are treated very in a different way each by physicians and insurance profit companys. A single-payer system, which is utilized in many international locations, would eradicate most personal insurance coverage and as an alternative have the government pay for health care providers using tax money. One more thing there are feminists out there who say that when ladies do something flawed it is patriarchys fualt as a result of women and men are internaly indoctrined or brinwashed or conditioned or something ese that matches that definition whats up with that how is it that patriarchy is answerable for womens mistakes.. I will learn more about my private well being preferences and explore the care choices accessible that may best meet my health needs. You get to be with a woman, that should be adequate for you, since all men take into consideration is being with girls. Knowing the way to work together with culturally various people will help the well being care provider to keep away from ...
VA health care and the health care delivery regime under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are fundamentally the same. They are both so-called single-payer systems, and so, sclerotic and Soviet.. The VA system is outdated and doomed. It cannot work. Like Obamacare, it is based on the insane notion that medical services can be provided effectively outside of markets.. History shows pretty conclusively that governments are very, very bad at providing health care services. This is not an arguable point.. The Veterans Administration itself has a long, inglorious history of patient abuse and neglect that has stretched out over decades.. Yet VA health care is held up by the establishment Left as the model for the future. ...
Canadians have consistently reported distinct satisfaction with the existing wellness care service they receive (Overall health Canada 2010), however evidence suggests that healthcare in Canada would be enhanced by moving away from a single-payer system for hospital and healthcare insurance coverage. In this case
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to be splitting my time today with the member for Salaberry-SuroƮt.. Canada is a country that prides itself on our universal health care system. It is no exaggeration to say that our public single-payer system of physician and hospital coverage is one of the features of our nation of which Canadians are most proud. I believe it defines us as a country. However, our health care system is neither perfect nor comprehensive. Indeed, it has a number of glaring coverage gaps. These include services such as outpatient, dental, mental health, rehabilitation, and home care. The motion the New Democrats are proud to introduce today calls on the government to take action to address one of the most pressing and solvable of these gaps: pharmaceutical drugs.. Currently, this gap consists of a patchwork of private and public coverage that varies widely across Canada. Outside of Quebec, every province and territory provides public drug coverage for people only in very limited ...
o As a physician running for Governor, I am in a unique position to understand health care issues, and to protect Alabama from the unwarranted and unnecessary federal intrusion into our personal health care choices;. o I started laying the groundwork for Alabamas rejection of Obamacare by pre-filing a Constitutional Amendment on October 13, 2009 which will prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system. It also codifies Alabamas 10th Amendment rights over this issue;. o I have real-world solutions that will result in affordable and accessible health care for all Alabamians without bankrupting our nation or pushing us closer toward a government-controlled, single-payer system.. National Solutions to Reduce Costs in Americas Health Care System. As Governor, I will work with other conservative Governors to encourage Congress to pass federal legislation to drive down prices by increasing competition, while working within a ...
The Center has been a critical partner to Californias efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act. Our statistical simulations have enabled Covered California to estimate likely enrollment and to understand the characteristics of the newly-eligible. Our publications and survey research enable policymakers to track progress of reform at local, regional and statewide level. Our research has also been essential to understand and project the likely impact of nationwide efforts to "repeal and replace" the ACA, as well as to analyze the viability of alternative options, such as a statewide single-payer system. ...
Today, the kind of arguments heard during the early 60s against guaranteed health care for the elderly can now be heard against establishing a comprehensive single-payer system
A coalition of groups associated with Occupy Wall Street took to the streets of midtown Manhattan on Thursday evening calling for the abolition of the for-profit healthcare system in the US and the creation of a government-run single-payer system.
Rethinking Health Care , Events , Speakers , Seminars , Resources Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founder of "Physicians for a National Health Program," will present her lecture Health Reform: The Need for Single Payer National Health Insurance as part of the Weissman Centers Fall 2009 series, Rethinking Healthcare on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, at Mount Holyoke College. The United States spends $2 trillion a year on health care, the highest per capita spending for health care in the world. Despite spending nearly twice as much on health care as residents of other nations, Americans have relatively poor health and access to health care. Americans are dying at an earlier age than the average life expectancy for developed countries. Life expectancy in Canada and much of Western Europe is about two years longer than in the U.S. 47 million Americans have no health insurance, and private coverage is often so ...
Under the current private insurance system, 1) patients who cannot afford good medical insurance, even under Obamacare are forced to forgo necessary medical treatment. With single payer insurance, these folks would be able to get the care they need. 2) doctors spend amazing amounts of time justifying their actions to insurance companies, talking with folks with less training and no direct interaction with the patient. Single payer care has a chance of limiting this problem.. ...
You cant have an American health care debate without plenty of trashing of single payer systems elsewhere.. I am not a single-payer advocate. I believe it is simplistic to think that if we just had one and eliminated the duplicate expenses multiple payers bring with them everything would be OK.. I think a single-payer solution is simplistic because it misses the different histories that have gone on. When advocates compare what we have to Canada and industrialized Europe they miss a critical point--these single payer systems are 40 to 50 years old. Over these decades, our free market system has evolved to a point very different than the Canadian and European systems. Their systems had much less money poured into them than ours did over this period. The biggest difference is that we now have this huge medical industrial complex that devours great sums of money. Does it often provide excellent, even better care? Yes. But it needs to be fed vast quantities of dollars every day to keep it ...
Below is a listing of economic studies that have analyzed universal, public healthcare proposals at the national and state levels. The academic quality of the studies varies significantly. Additionally, some of the studies analyze specific pieces of legislation, while others rely on the authors assumptions about how a single-payer healthcare plan would be implemented. Click on the title of any study to learn more about its authors, who funded the analysis, a summary of the studys findings, or download the full text of the study.. If youre aware of a single-payer study we havent included below, please email us with details at info [at] healthcare-now.org, and we will update our listing!. ...
Article: Single Payer Health Care works in Italy - A sudden illness in my family made very clear to me how important the proposed United States National Health Insurance Act (HR 676) is to get enacted.