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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:19 PM
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Single Payer System
I suck at googling, does anyone know any decent books or sites that have current information on a US Single Payer System?

I am doing a paper on it and I need stats.
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Nashyra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:21 PM
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1. Go to Clark forum
There is a thread and a link
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:26 PM
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2. does not look like what I need. But thanks.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:28 PM
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3. Here;s where to get some articles
Go to the NIH Pub Med Search Engine--
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi


Search on Steffi Woolhandler and/or David Himmelstein

They have done the best - and most readable research.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:37 PM
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5. Wow, this looks great!
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 07:41 PM by dorktv
Thanks.

on edit, you are a lifesaver!
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:29 PM
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4. Also look at the "Federal Employee Health Benefits Program"
Not single-payer and it's an existing system that wouldn't have to be created from scratch...just expanded.

It's what Dean was advocating in 2004.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:39 PM
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6. No Dean was advocating expanding Medicare, getting catastrophic
and expanding medicaid.

I would have to go pull out some of the campaign materials I have lying around but that is what he always said to us in AZ.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:46 PM
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7. I'm a member of FEHBP...I distinctly remember Dean advocating expanding
the plan.

I didn't intend to make this a Dean isssue. My point was that the FEHBP, expanded to include everybody, could be an alternative to a single-payer plan.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:51 PM
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8. It is cool, I just never remember him saying it. :)
I have to read all of these articles that the other person lead me to before I can ask a sensible question regarding the FEHBP and its expansion. Especially since not all medical treatments might be covered, such as the really expensive $1,000,000 a heart replacement or something.
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:19 PM
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9. Mayve this will help.......

I typed in "single payer system" and got this, hope it helps


fficial" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=single+payer+system&star...
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:56 PM
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10. Link to Physicians for a National Health Program:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:34 AM
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11. American Medical Students Association is an advocate for UHP/single payer.
Lots of great resources from their links page:

http://www.amsa.org/uhc/uhcres.cfm
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:07 AM
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12. California has a single
payer system bill struggling through the State Senate now. I'm invovled with the supporting group called Health Care For All.


SB840 Content & History here


Hope this helps.

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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:13 AM
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13. you might want to try the WHO for some data for comparative
systems of health care internationally. A universal healthcare system makes a big difference to quality of life, even in countries that are ridiculously poor and can't afford top notch care. You might get a shock when you see where the USA come globally in infant mortality rates.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:11 PM
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14. Start here
Good overview of what we know about health care systems:

The Health Care Crisis and What to Do About It
By Paul Krugman, Robin Wells
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18802

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