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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Vermont last year abandoned its effort to adopt a single-payer system -- in spite of nearly unanimous support among lawmakers -- because it would have required doubling the state's health-care budget and imposing crushing tax increases on individuals and businesses.
Is a single-payer system a likely successor to PPACA in the U.
Russell said having a single-payer system would mean the federal government would take over and control the nation's health care system.
In order to optimize anti-TB services in Kyrgyzstan, all organizations were transferred into a single-payer system.
Two recent reports commissioned by the governor have estimated single-payer system cost savings.
The president's 2003 utopian agenda of a single-payer system cannot happen as long as they exist," he concludes.
This edition has updated treatment of the new health care reform act, discussion of the health care system in Switzerland and competition between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, a rewritten chapter on the private health insurance industry to reflect studies on market power, more on the monopsony power of insurers, comparison of the US health care system with other countries in terms of the three-legged stool of medicine and the US system in terms of the supply and demand model of a health economy, information on the proposed single-payer system in Vermont, and a new appendix on the Grossman model of the demand for health, in addition to updated statistics, added empirical studies, and rewritten and condensed chapters.
It does expand government's role by subsidizing low-income workers to buy private insurance and giving states the opportunity to use federal funds to help support the poor through Medicaid, but its intent is not for a single-payer system.
Plenty of data show that the single-payer system is the most cost-efficient, the fairest, and the most effective.
In a Canadian-style single-payer system, lines are longer, cost controls delay adoption of new technologies, and heart patients report lower satisfaction.
The paper, published in the August 2011 issue of the journal Health Affairs, attributes the cost differences mainly to Canada's simpler single-payer system, whereas U.
A single-payer system provides private health care to all persons with public funding.

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