A single-payer system
lets people not worry about health insurance when looking for a new job.
Four descriptions of a Medicare-for-all health care system were provided, and only 21% of respondents correctly selected "a single-payer system
where the government, funded by taxpayers, provides essential health care to all Americans and eliminates private health insurance plans, including those provided by employers," according to the tracking poll from the U.S.
single-payer healthcare system called "Medicare for all." Even former president Barack Obama, who long opposed a single-payer system
for the United States, is backing the idea.
The Medicare for All (M4A) cost estimate I published with the Mercatus Center last year (Blahous 2018) intensified an already vigorous national debate on whether to replace current US health insurance with a single-payer system
. The study achieved its central informational goal, in that hardly an article about single-payer health care now appears without noting that such a system would cost at least $32.6 trillion in new federal spending over its first 10 years (Alonso-Zaldivar 2018).
Over the last several months in this column I have been writing about the consequences to patients, physicians, and the public if we were to go to a single-payer system
. If someone were to ask me if I'm in favor of a single-payer system
I probably will respond like most of our slippery politicians and change the subject.
I anticipate the election of a very pro-single-payer governor and insurance commissioner in November, and they will likely push for a statewide single-payer system
. While I don't think this is a viable debate at the policy level (tax increases and federal waivers will be stopping points), it will be a huge debate at the political level for the next few years.
In my opinion, we need to work toward access to health care for all and a single-payer system
Compare these numbers to 2014, when only 21 percent of Americans thought we should have a single-payer system
All of that would be considered by a board created by the legislation to set up the single-payer system
. Reznik and Barron see their plans as long-term solutions to push while the state tries to stabilize its individual market with short-term solutions.
Do you believe that the United States will eventually adopt a single-payer system
? At present there is a desperate need for a stable health insurance market in the U.S.
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.
Adopting a single-payer system
might have done a lot of good--twenty years ago.