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What Improved Medicare for All Eliminates


  • Unnecessary administrative costs within three bureaucracies
  • Tens of millions of people being uninsured and under-insured.
  • Medically-related bankrupticies.
    • “One study: half of all bankruptcies, involving 700,000 American households and affecting more than 2 million people annually, are attributable to illness or medical debt.
    • “Another study: 29 million Americans … are in serious medical debt … (with) large medical bills on their credit cards, (have) second mortgages … or are in a payment plan with their hospital or other provider.”
    • See Bankruptcies Caused by Illness or Medical Debts
  • Rationing of care, such as pre-existing conditions
    • See Rationing of health care for more examples and how rationing will be different with single-payer
  • Competitive disadvantage of businesses competing globally with respect to health care.
  • Limitations on health care for veterans. Veterans will have more options for care with more convenient access.
  • Complexities and inefficiencies. Single-payer is simple and efficient.
  • Multiple prices for the same service with the uninsured paying much more.
  • High pharmaceutical costs The other industrialized countries pay far less for drugs.
  • Involvement of debt collection agencies.
  • Financial and emotional stress due to medical debts and concerns about the future.

Single-payer might have its own problems,
but it will be better than what we have today!


 

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