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[Reblog] Healthcare Solutions

Health care systems and single payer

Health care systems and single payer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I have a nagging question…is it right that health care is basically a for-profit industry?
Realize I need to clarify and expand on this in order for it to make sense.
However, in the past 20 or so years, I’ve seen the rise of medical complexes,  “battles” among hospitals for market shares,  huge increases in medical/health care advertising, and yet what seems to be a decline in the overall average health of Americans.
So, I have to ask…is this for-profit model working? And if not, what is the answer?




From the 5 November 2013 item at ThePeaceResource


The math is not complex. Instead of doling out corporate welfare to insurance firms, we pay that money to deliver actual health care. As health improves, costs go down. “Single-payer allows citizens and businesses to win twice: — less money out of our individual budgets for health insurance, and — no government bureaucracy that gives our tax money to the less efficient health insurance companies through a variety of federal and state programs” health_care_reformOr we stick with corporate cons running the show and 31 million continue to suffer without health care.* This will raise costs of care and lead to more suffering. *{a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that in the post-Obamacare world of 2023, 31 million, non-elderly Americans will remain uninsured.}




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