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Jimmy Carter on board for single payer

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Former President Jimmy Carter said he believed the U.S. would in time adopt a fully government-run health insurance system, or “Medicare for all,” in remarks ahead of his Sunday school class here.

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How much incremental reform do we need before we are ready to enact a single payer system, whether at the state or federal level? Or are we ready now?

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The politicians would have us believe that the health care battle is between those who would protect the policies of the Affordable Care Act and those who would replace Obamacare with a system that places a greater duty on the health care consumer to be a responsible purchaser. In fact, supporters of both approaches tout consumer price sensitivity.

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In only four months support of the view that it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage has gone from a 5 percentage point spread to a 25 point spread.

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PNHP’s president, Dr. Carol Paris, has a very important message for all of us, and she is willing to be arrested to be certain that message is delivered. What is her message?

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Single payer in Harvard Business Review

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This article is of significance not only because it states well the rationale of the single payer model of health care reform, but it also demonstrates the high level of acceptance that the concept has attained.

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Where now on health care reform?

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Just what Quote of the Day readers need – one more opinion amongst the plethora of reactions to the failure of Sen. McConnell’s effort to herd through a bill that could be labeled as “repeal and replacement of Obamacare.”

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Based on some of the rhetoric being tossed around during the debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act you might think that the politicians currently in charge of the process do not believe that the government should play much of a role in health care.

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This NEJM Perspective article is based on the 2017 update of The Commonwealth Fund’s ranking of health care systems in eleven wealthy nations. Once again, the United states ranks last in overall performance.

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Medicare ACOs Won’t Tell How They Pay Doctors

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As long as we leave our health care system under the control of the medical/industrial complex, things will never change. Apparently we didn’t learn much from the perversions of HMOs and the managed care revolution since we are granting similar rights to accountable care organizations.

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