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
Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care
Another new report is out which maintains that even those who have private health insurance often cannot afford to go see their doctor. Jake Johnson, from Common Dreams, reports that there are more people today than there were 20 years ago who are going without necessary medical services. Two of the main causes are due to "high-deductible plans and higher co-pays". A single-payer plan such as Medicare for All seems to be the financial answer to fixing the problem.
A recent study reported in the PLOS Journal illustrated the benefits of a single-payer system with respects to healthcare costs. The researchers conducted 22 different reviews and concluded that the cost savings benefits were undeniable and that implementing a single-payer system here in the United States would improve healthcare and save money.Read more
In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All
The American College of Physicians has endorsed single payer, universal healthcare as a means to solving our health care crisis. Their 43-page position paper was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on January 20, 2020 and is entitled "Envisioning a Better U.S. Health Care System for All: Coverage and Cost of Care".
There are many health care terms and concepts to absorb and comprehend, which can prove to be both confusing and misleading, so Tarbell has taken on the task of providing clear explanations for each of these differing models.Read more
Jonah Hyatt's opinion piece in the Indiana Daily Student breaks down the differences between Single Payer and Public Option. He goes on to explain, based on the evidence, why we need universal health care and why he strongly supports single payer and not the "watered down" plans like public option.