During this time of a global crisis, putting politics or economics before the patients and their health is unethical and dangerous. Although universal health care or a single-payer system is not perfect, it can save lives and reduce cost. We must guarantee Patients over Profit.
There are many options that claim to be answer to our troubled and costly healthcare system, but a single-payer plan that is publicly funded is the only solution. Our current corporatized model is the reason why so many Americans are calling for reform as the only means to repair our dysfunctional healthcare system.Read more
A frequent assertion by the commercial health insurance industry, echoed by mainstream media and many candidates, is the need for greater 'choice' of private health insurance. However, experience demonstrates that 'choice' remains with insurers, who arbitrarily drop unprofitable plans, medicines, doctors and hospitals, too often leaving the insured high and dry. Insurers can and do choose to cover the healthy, more profitable clients, and drop the sick. Insurance science proves that a single large risk pool insurance like traditional Medicare is much more actuarially sound and financially sustainable than multiple administratively complex small risk pool commercial insurers.
If the United States had a single-payer healthcare system, we would have more coordinated efforts and effective treatments in place to combat COVID-19. This would help us save lives.
Public Health Experts: Single-Payer Systems Coping With Coronavirus More Effectively Than For-Profit Model
With a single payer system, no one coping with Coronavirus has to be concerned about the cost of testing, medication or getting care; all patients can get the care they need quickly and either free or at a low cost. During this COVID-19 pandemic, countries with universal healthcare have been able to act more efficiently and effectively than here in the United States.
Doctors make the claim that Medicare for All is the only viable solution which can solve our healthcare crisis. Farron Cousins reacts to a report from The Hill which strongly supports Medicare for All over a public option, by providing his own insight into why we need universal healthcare coverage now.Read more
A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that $450 billion would be saved every year if the United States converted to a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system. It also concluded that lower income families would greatly benefit from a single-payer system. Eliminating the current reality of profit over people, is another significantly positive factor.
A new study from PLOS Medicine concluded that a single-payer, Medicare for All system would save money, even in its first year of implementation. Researchers determined that costs would continue to go down over time, as well.
A New Study Reveals the US Could Save $600 Billion in Administrative Costs by Switching to a Single-Payer, Medicare For All System
Zachary Hendrickson from Business Insider, reports on the rising healthcare administrative costs and their negative impact on us, their consumers and patients, with no end in sight. He cites several recent studies which support this data, as he makes the case against private insurers and for a single-payer system.Read more
Small business owner James Mark supports universal healthcare because he believes in its benefit to his employees. He is concerned about the rising cost of health insurance and the inability a small business owner has to negotiate prices with the insurance companies.Read more