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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:23 AM

Yale Study of Medicare for All

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)33019-3/fulltext

Summary

Although health care expenditure per capita is higher in the USA than in any other country, more than 37 million Americans do not have health insurance, and 41 million more have inadequate access to care. Efforts are ongoing to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would exacerbate health-care inequities. By contrast, a universal system, such as that proposed in the Medicare for All Act, has the potential to transform the availability and efficiency of American health-care services. Taking into account both the costs of coverage expansion and the savings that would be achieved through the Medicare for All Act, we calculate that a single-payer, universal health-care system is likely to lead to a 13% savings in national health-care expenditure, equivalent to more than US$450 billion annually (based on the value of the US$ in 2017). The entire system could be funded with less financial outlay than is incurred by employers and households paying for health-care premiums combined with existing government allocations. This shift to single-payer health care would provide the greatest relief to lower-income households. Furthermore, we estimate that ensuring health-care access for all Americans would save more than 68 000 lives and 1·73 million life-years every year compared with the status quo.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:44 AM

1. Well there you have it!! Bernie's been right all along!!


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together & can't be bought!!
Jump on the Bernie Bandwagon & join the revolution!!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:03 AM

2. Bernie was right! Come on peeps. Feel the Bern.

 

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:05 AM

3. That 37 million uninsured

and 41 million MORE without adequate coverage would naturally be happy with coverage in a new universal system. Unless, of course, they are brainwashed Dumpublicans.

And anyone covered by their employer--including those unions--are presumably subject to losing their insurance if the company goes belly up, downsizes, offshores their jobs, etc. There's a story in GD right now about more than 2200 retail stores closing in 2020. How many of those employees will lose their insurance?

Almost anything would seem to be a big improvement over the current for-profit system. It seems to me that the less you change the current system, i.e. simply add a public option, the easier it would be for Dumpublicans to repeal it and return to the current mess or worse.

More and more rural areas are underserved possibly because of the limited opportunities for profits. If that's the case then a universal system that does not rely on profits would seem to offer better service to those underserved areas.

K/R

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:21 AM

4. It's not rocket science, you get elected then you implement your plan, not before as...

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you give repugs plenty of time to scare people off of too expensive, socialized healthcare.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:03 AM

6. Just Like Democrats Ran Away From Obamacare And Got Slaughtered In 2010

No say you are going to do it. Do it. Defend it. Make it better.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:34 AM

7. The ACA, sure. That's already in place. M4A is FUD, a tough sell during...

an election deciding whether the democracy survives—I wouldn't.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:55 AM

5. Kicked.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:53 AM

8. I trust the folks at Yale about Medicare for All over what we usually hear.

We have been sold a scam that places health of the insurance companies and the mega large health care corporations over the health of the people. The facts about Medicare for All should be on top of any Democratic candidate's effort.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:46 AM

10. For over 40 years I had the Cadillac of

of private insurance with BC/BS. My doctors orders were denied all of the time. I have MC now, for 5 years and never denied. Can't understand those that want to keep their private insurance.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:45 AM

9. Maybe MFA could cost less than current sum of individual and corporate cost today, but, ...

... how do we get corporations to continue funding healthcare when it's MFA? There's no incentive (Attract and retain the best!) to pay, so taxes will need to be imposed. If we can't pass the taxes, corporations will happily pocket the savings, buy back their own stock, reward their executives for being so smart, and maybe add a pittance to stock dividends.



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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:03 AM

11. Businesses already pay a share of the medicare tax

Tbh, I am surprised businesses are not 100% behind M4A since it has the potential to be cheaper and to eliminate the need for medical benefits managers and other administrative costs associated with private health insurance. For unionized companies, they can offer increased wages instead of bargaining over health insurance.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:46 PM

12. +1000

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