Implement Single Payer health insurance that provides better care at less cost to all without a “Mandate”. Also known as “Medicare for all”, it is a system in which a “single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the providing of health services remains largely in private hands”.
According to Physicians for a National Health Program, the project would be supported by the funds received from supplanting today’s wasteful, profit-oriented, different insurance payers with a single streamlined, non-profit, single payer, and by unobtrusive new taxes taking into account capacity to pay. Premiums would vanish; 95 percent of all family units would save.
“Very early in our medical careers – on the wards and in the classroom – we learn that inequality, preventable illness, and death are an inherent part of our current private, for-profit-oriented health insurance system,”Vanessa Van Doren, co-founder of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), wrote. “We see patients receive preventable amputations due to untreated diabetes. We see people permanently disabled by stroke because they were unable to afford their medications. College funds emptied out to pay for $100,000-a-year cancer treatments. Families bankrupted and lives destroyed.”
It’s time to implement the bill United States National Health Care Act, (popularly known as H.R. 676 or “Medicare for All”) introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. [D-MI] (Introduced 02/13/2013). Proponents claim it will insure every uninsured person, while reducing administrative waste, lower pharmaceutical and device prices, and reducing the rate of medical inflation and eventually eliminating all co-payments and deductibles.
In November of one year from now, the Colorado voters will have the chance to lead the country by opting out of Obamacare and supplanting it with ColoradoCare, a universal health care system administered by the individuals who depend on it. Promoters introduced far more than the imperative 99,000 signatures required to put the initiative on the 2016 poll in Denver. ColoradoCare proposes a model that covers each Colorado resident. A tax on income and businesses would replace insurance premiums, yet the income wouldn’t be liable to the whims of lawmakers; rather, it would go specifically to a fund administered by trustees whom the beneficiaries pick. In this respect, it would be an agreeable-like system responsible to everybody in the state, autonomous from whatever is left of the government and cherished in the constitution.
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