Health Care for All Colorado Foundation
Watch our latest educational video featuring the president of the HCACF Board, Vince Markovchick, M.D., in the presentation on waste, fraud and abuse and on a single-payer solution. Click on the photo or on PLAY to view this video on YouTube. HCACF board member Robert Messman pens the video with his introduction.
WATCH HCACF's "Waste, Fraud & Abuse" and learn more about our dysfunctional healthcare system.
U. S. Healthcare Financing Reform
The Consolidation of the Health Insurance Industry
Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD
In this study, we propose the US health insurance system should be consolidated using a mergers and acquisitions strategy to reduce the current inequality and administrative inefficiency in health care. We estimate the cost to federal Government of acquiring the entire private health insurance industry at $714 billion, using the enterprise value, market share, and financial characteristics of commercial health insurers. We estimate the associated payback period at two years. We use these findings to argue that consolidation would be the most effective method of achieving affordability, equitable access, and cost savings in healthcare.
We believe that our study has significant policy implications for healthcare reform. We further believe that in today’s political climate of health care reform that this alternative financial business proposal will result in higher quality services at a reduced cost and healthier communities.
OUR MISSION AND VALUES
The mission of the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation is to provide education and research regarding a single-payer, comprehensive health care system for all Coloradans
Comparing our preferred plan, single-payer, with ColoradoCare:
See Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) comments on ColoradoCare:
Vince Markovchick, MD, is the president of the HCACF board of directors. Dr. Markovchick spent many years as the head of the emergency department for Denver Health. He is also an active member of Physicians for a National Health Program, PNHP, and he speaks and writes extensively on waste, fraud and abuse in the health care system.
If you want the facts about single-payer reform, HCACF is the place to come.
The Health Care for All Colorado Foundation supports achieving health care justice and equality through an improved and expanded Medicare for all for life model. The Health Care for All Colorado Foundation provides education and research support for achievement of a truly universal, public, single-payer plan that covers everyone without financial barrier.
As we watch the beginnings of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), we know there will be many who are left without access to needed care or the coverage to secure that care. Current estimates are that even after ACA implementation, 400,000 Coloradans will remain uninsured. Many thousands more in Colorado will be underinsured and ill-prepared for an illness or injury as bare-bones policies that meet the minimum requirements of the new federal reform may not supply adequate coverage.
We invite you to be a part of our efforts.
Additional information about the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation
Health Care for All Colorado Foundation is the education and research sister to the HCAC advocacy organization. Founded in 2003, it addresses the need for creating and disseminating accurate information about health care reform.As a 501c3 organization, the HCAC Foundation allows contributors to make tax deductible donations and become engines of a most worthy cause--quality, accessible health care for all Coloradans.
The Foundation Board is made up of concerned citizens dedicated to making sure that every Coloradan is informed about the healthcare options available now and possibly in the future.
The Health Care for All Colorado Foundation is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Please consider supporting our mission. Correspondence and donations by mail may be sent to:
Health Care for All Colorado Foundation
789 Sherman Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
Or click here to donate online.