single-payer system

single-payer system

Socialised medicine in which all medical services are paid for by a single reimbursement agency (i.e., the federal government).

single-payer system

Health reform Social medicine, in which all medical services are paid by a single reimbursement agency. See Canadian plan, Clinton Plan, Managed care, Socialized medicine.
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They drew comparisons to stories of long waits for treatment in Canada and Vermonts failed attempt to set up a single-payer system earlier this decade.
I favor transitioning to a single-payer system similar to those employed by almost every other industrialized nation around the world.
If anything will propel us toward a single-payer system, it is failure of the private insurance market, uncontrolled cost increases and increasing numbers of uninsured.
When his claim was challenged by Pamboridis, Papadopoulos released an extract of the written minutes of a meeting Pamboridis had with the employers' association of Cyprus (OEV) in July 2016, in which the minister said that Gesy could start off as a single-payer system but then be turned into a multi-payer one at a later stage if inefficiencies were observed.
When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 promising to reform the healthcare system, public support for a single-payer system stood at 46 per cent.
Bernie Sanders, who talks about a single-payer system for the United States, would do well to point to the Israeli system as a model more closely adaptable to the American context.
advocated expanding Medicare into a single-payer system.
The following year, Hillary Clinton said that if Congress didn't pass health care reform, "I believe that by the year 2000 we will have a single-payer system.
A single-payer system was "strongly supported" by 42% and "somewhat supported" by 14% of the 1,033 physicians who responded to the email survey, which was sent out on Aug.
Other single-payer system advocates believe that the government-run plan should be the sole source of major medical coverage.
Advocates of pure government-run systems think they do, but there are only two ways to keep a true single-payer system going: With large, increasing cash subsidies, to make up for the patients' growing, poorly restrained demands for care, or with some combination of publicity to make the patients love the system and police to hold them inside it.

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