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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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A Growing Chorus

We begin a series exploring a single payer healthcare system at a time when public support for such an idea is growing.

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The Riemann Hypothesis

Increasingly, political watchers cannot imagine a path for Republicans to get a repeal and replace bill to the President’s desk, setting up the inevitable question of, ‘What then?’

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Roy D. Mercer

A study provides data to support a well-known fact – payers with more market share negotiate lower prices with physicians – but also affirms that larger practices have some leverage to push back.

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Foreshadowing

A cash flow crisis in Illinois leaves managed Medicaid health plans, and thus their providers, holding the bag on delayed payments.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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