Whether you call it Medicare for All, or Single Payer, what we are talking about is one large group health plan that includes everyone. It is WITHOUT QUESTION the most equitable and cost efficient way to provide health insurance, and thus quality health care, to everyone. While M4A would not be socialized medicine, only universal medical insurance, the entire health delivery system needs to be revamped. Expecting the ‘Invisible Hand of the Market’ to maximize public benefit instead of private profit is as absurd a notion as sacrificing virgins to imaginary gods - and TENS OF MILLIONS of American citizens are currently being sacrificed every year.
Our current system produces highly trained medical technicians without any thought given as to how best deliver that medical care to the population whose tax dollars fund the system. Those skills and technologies are passed off to the private sector to be marketed to maximize private profit, while providing the bare minimum of public benefit. The populace has every right to be outraged and DEMAND better. The Canadien system works to provide the widest distribution of care to the most people and still manages to pay their docs around $200,000./yr. and subsidizing their medical education is clearly in the public interest.