Prospects for State Health Care Reform May Be Slipping Away
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Unsubscribe from list? The health care delivery system remains private. As opposed to a national health service, where the government employs doctors, in a national health insurance system, the government is billed, but doctors remain in private practice. A single-payer system could reduce administrative costs greatly. Most businesses would save money. Because a single-payer system is more efficient than our current system, health care costs are less, and therefore, businesses save money. In the United States, Ford pays more for its workers health insurance than it does for the steel to make its cars.
How would single payer control costs?
Representative for the state's at-large congressional district from to He is the longest-serving independent in U. Before his election to Congress, he served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.
Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Discussions of the California measure have stalled, however, in the wake of preliminary estimates pegging the cost of the program as greater than the entire state government budget.