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ARCHIVES: MAY 2017


A Guy Walks Into A Bar

California floats the idea of a single payer system, a Medicare for all plan, that would cost $400 billion and require an additional 15% payroll tax to cover the funding gap.

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But If You Wanted To…

‘Medicare for all,’ the most common and simplistic single-payer idea would have devastating effects on the healthcare delivery system as we know it because of the drop in reimbursement that would mean for physicians and hospitals.

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Evil Profit Prophets

The idea that we can fund a single payer system just by eliminating the profit of healthcare companies is an emotional one that is just not supported by the numbers.

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The Hard Parts

Because of the very unequal distribution of healthcare costs across the population, it is a given that we are going to transfer wealth from some to others; single-payer advocates argue that system is a better way.

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Check Please

The discussion of how to best fund healthcare must start with the understanding that taxpayers already pay two-thirds of the total bill.

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The Unpredictable Trumpsters

In something of a political shocker, many Trump supporters endorse a single payer system.  What is more, many general Republicans do as well.

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