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    I'm a conservative, retired physician, and think the entire healthcare discussion is based upon a complete lack of knowledge about healthcare and health insurance. The only reason our government became involved is to get to a single payer system. Does any one in this debate understand what a single payer system is and what it does? Not a single media outlet talks or writes about it. Please help me understand.
     
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    Welcome. I'm one of the resident liberals, here to stick a prickly burr in conservatives' boots.
     
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    Hello and welcome.

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    Is it too early for this?:banned03:

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    She leans left, but she is reasonable and classy.
     
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    Ricechickie, our perpetual optimist. LOL
     
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    Conservative but not republican here.

    What? You want us to help you understand. I've been here over a year and still can't figure out why liberals think single payer is a panacea.

    Here is what I'm am sure of- the toothpaste is out of the tube, and a few minor steps towards personal responsibility not withstanding, we are on a continuous path to single payer.
     
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    Best explanation for single payer healthcare.

    What is Single Payer?
    Single-payer national health insurance, also known as “Medicare for all,” is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the U.S. would be covered for all medically necessary services, including doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs.

    The program would be funded by the savings obtained from replacing today’s inefficient, profit-oriented, multiple insurance payers with a single streamlined, nonprofit, public payer, and by modest new taxes based on ability to pay. Premiums would disappear; 95 percent of all households would save money. Patients would no longer face financial barriers to care such as co-pays and deductibles, and would regain free choice of doctor and hospital. Doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.

    The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, H.R. 676, based on PNHP’s JAMA-published Physicians’ Proposal, would establish an American single-payer health insurance system.

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    ^^^^^

    covers mental health eh? (check).

    Drugs, Dental, Vision? (check)

    what is not to like? The $3.5T price tag? Put it on the debt........no one seems to worry about it?
    Eliminate Medicare.....Medicaid...........combine VA? SS Disability?

    Does it eliminate the CEO of Aetna? BCBS? Medical CEO Golden Parachute? Look out below. Boom!
     
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    Deadbeats and the Free Shit generations would love single payer.

    Taxpayers = I-don't-think-so.
     
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    A. Where does the 3.5T price tag come from?
    B. How does CEOs getting already approved golden parachutes factor in anywhere?
    :dunno:
     
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