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single-payer

(sĭng′gəl-pā′ər)
adj.
Relating to or being a health care system in which a single entity, usually the government, collects all fees and pays all costs for health care services.
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The single-payer bill, SB 562, had passed the state Senate on a mostly party-line vote of 23-to-14--but several weeks before our meeting, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, one of the state's top Democrats, had blocked it from proceeding because he believed it was "woefully incomplete.
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.
In 2013, Bernie Sanders couldn't find a single cosponsor for his single-payer plan, which would replace private insurance with Medicare-like coverage for all Americans regardless of age or income.
For both single-payer advocates and opponents in Sacramento, as well as Washington, the debate is ultimately about far more than health care.
In Democrat-controlled state capitols, that means taking a look at single-payer plans that would sweep aside private health insurance in favor of taxpayer-funded options.
As far as the public, a Pew Research Center poll found in June that just one-third of Americans back a single-payer system.
According to the California senate's own study, the estimated cost of the single-payer program is $400,000,000,000, while California's total budget for 2018 is a projected $179,500,000,000.
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.
Single-payer means the government provides health insurance (like Medicare) for everyone.
A single-payer system reduces administrative costs.
The National Association of Health Underwriters is hoping a new infographic featuring a cartoon tornado will help it ward off state and federal efforts to set up a government-run, single-payer health care system.
We may not agree with a single-payer system, but we feel we are prepared to make the necessary changes to remain a constant in our market.

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