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Here are 10 great reasons to support IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance: 

 

1. Everybody In, Nobody Out. Universal means access to health care for everyone, period.  Plus it is estimated to create 2.6 million new jobs!

 

2. Portability. If you are unemployed, or lose or change jobs, your health coverage stays with you. 

 

3. Uniform Benefits. No Cadillac plans for the wealthy and Pinto plans for everyone else, with high deductibles, limited services, caps on payments for care, and no protection in the event of a catastrophe. One level of comprehensive care for everyone, regardless of the size of your wallet. 

 

4. Prevention. By removing financial roadblocks, a universal health system encourages preventive care that lowers an individual's ultimate cost and pain and suffering when problems are neglected and societal cost in the over-utilization of emergency rooms or the spread of communicable diseases. 

 

5. Choice. Most private insurance restricts your choice of providers and hospitals. Under the U.S. National Health Insurance Act, patients have a choice, and the provider is assured a fair payment. 

 

6. No Interference with Care. Caregivers and patients regain their autonomy to decide what's best for a patient's health, not what's dictated by the billing department. No denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions or cancellation of policies for "unreported" minor health problems. 

 

7. Reducing Waste. One third of every private health insurance dollar goes for paperwork and profits, compared to about 3% under Medicare, the federal government’s universal system for senior citizen healthcare.

 

8. Cost Savings. A guaranteed health care system can produce the cost savings needed to cover everyone, largely by using existing resources without the waste. Taiwan, shifting from a U.S. private health care model, adopted a similar system in 1995, boosting health coverage from 57% to 97% with little increase in overall health care spending. 

 

9. Common Sense Budgeting. The public system sets fair reimbursements applied equally to all providers, private and public, while assuring that appropriate health care is delivered, and uses its clout to negotiate volume discounts for prescription drugs and medical equipment. 

 

10. Public Oversight. The public sets the policies and administers the system, not high priced CEOs meeting in private and making decisions based on their company’s stock performance needs.

 

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“Tens of millions go uncovered, tens of millions more find that their insurance doesn’t cover what they need and our health outcomes are inferior to those other countries. We can do better.”

 

Jayapal’s Medicare-for-All legislation would cover every American, end co-pays and deductibles, and expand Medicare to cover dental, visual and long-term care.

 

But the momentum is bringing out powerful industries that profit from the existing system and are peddling falsehoods about Medicare-for-All.

 

Public Citizen is beating them to the punch. On Feb. 4, the organization issued a comprehensive look at the research available on Medicare-for-All, that debunked the myths and laid out how such a policy would cut administrative waste, reduce profiteering off health care and lead to additional federal revenue.

 

The analysis, “The Case for Medicare-for-All,” found that such a health care system not only would reduce overall health care spending compared to employer-based insurance, but also would improve financial stability for struggling rural hospitals and doctors, without increasing patient wait times.

 

Patients would no longer need to worry about debt-inducing medical bills or loss of coverage.

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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and elsewhere have shown that:

  • Medicare-for-All would save money by reducing administrative costs by $500 billion per year (U.S. health care spending totals about $3.5 trillion per year) and allowing the government to negotiate for more affordable medicines;
  • Medicare-for-All would cost patients less than employer-sponsored insurance and improve access to community-based services, including home health care;
  • Under Medicare-for-All, there would not be increased wait times, in part because improved financial incentives for providers would mean better prioritization of care, leading to improved access and a reduction of unnecessary costs.      

Industry groups aren’t just on the wrong side of the facts; they also are on the wrong side of public opinion.

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A Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll has found a consistent increase in support for a single-payer government health care system over the past 20 years.

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Additionally, a January 2019 Harvard/Politico poll found that 68 percent of all voters, including 70 percent of independents, said providing health insurance coverage for everyone through a taxpayer-funded national plan is an extremely important priority.

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“The people power on this issue continues to intensify as Americans feel the pain of a health care system that is focused more on profit than it is on providing health care,” said Melinda St. Louis, Public Citizen’s Medicare-for-All campaign director.

 

“The American people won’t stop pushing for significant change. The question is not if we will win – it is when.”

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Sugar and tobacco would be necessarily outlawed along with alcohol. Vice punished with imprisonment for the good of the collective. The state determines who gets what life saving treatment. Extraordinary procedures would still be reserved for the wealthy and politically connected. 

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Just now, NeoConvict said:

Sugar and tobacco would be necessarily outlawed along with alcohol. Vice punished with imprisonment for the good of the collective. The state determines who gets what life saving treatment. Extraordinary procedures would still be reserved for the wealthy and politically connected. 

That's exactly right!

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