Buzzwords and bullshit and/or extreme ignorance and intentional misinformation.
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS? If you do, my sympathy because it’s pure nonsense. You might even call it fake propaganda. Even studies by proponents of such a system don’t claim all this. And yet, there are many people who accept such rhetoric on face value.
And here is something you can take to the bank, any single-payer system will dramatically change the way health care is delivered along with our expectations for health care.
For the record, insurance companies do not make unconscionable profits and as a portion of the premium you pay, executive salaries are irrelevant.
As it is Medicare is underfunded and the HI trust will be empty in 11 years. All the administrative functions performed by insurers and more will have to be performed by a new system and if they use government workers, they are paid total compensation about 50% more than private sector workers.
Nothing of the familiar aspects of the U.S. health system could be maintained under such a system because it would not be affordable or sustainable.
Medicare for All would maintain the current system of private and nonprofit hospitals, doctor offices and all the other familiar aspects of the U.S. health system. The single most important difference is that health insurance companies as we know them would cease to exist. Insurance companies don’t actually deliver health care. They act as administrators, processing bills, making unconscionable profits off people’s pain and paying enormous executive salaries. The savings would be extraordinary, and the system would most likely be as popular as Medicare is today.