Paul Wellman: Single-payer system is way to go
March 21, 2017
I am constantly amazed at the amount of pixels, trees and ink that are currently being squandered on what is and/or should be happening with our health care system, here in the good old U.S.A.
The answer is as plain as the nose on our faces. Medicare for all — single payer — is the only sane way to go. Full stop.
Almost all other civilized countries have one form or another of this kind of system. They all have better overall health than in the U.S. Plus their costs are much lower. As a bonus there is no such thing as going bankrupt over medical bills. How many people know someone that this has happened to?
Problem with this is it will be fought to the death (literally) by the insurance companies and big pharma. They are being thrown a large bone with the new TrumpCare bill and will not loose this windfall cheerfully.
All the evidence points toward the poor, the elderly and the rural folks are going to be the ones that suffer the most under this new scheme.
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I bet is the people of Colorado are really going to regret their rejection of Amendment 69.