Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What if Everyone Had Medicare?

From Common Dreams

"...Improved Medicare-for-all, by replacing our dysfunctional patchwork of private health insurers with a single, streamlined system of financing, would save about $400 billion annually in unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy. That's enough to cover all of those now uninsured and to provide every person in the United States with quality, comprehensive coverage."

"A single-payer plan would also furnish us with effective cost-control tools, like the ability to negotiate fees and purchase medications in bulk. It would permit patients to go to the doctor and hospital of their choice."

Read the rest here


  1. then the repubs would have a monthly check from the CEOs of the evil insurance companies

  2. Wow - how do you figure D-Cap? Wouldn't the insurance companies be dissolved?