Should the United States adopt a single payer healthcare system (What are…
Should the United States adopt a single payer healthcare system
What are some advantages to it?
Health care system makes 45 million jobs.
Accounts for 10.5 percent of all US jobs.
Would give our economy $317 billion in revenue.
2.1 trillion is spent in direct healthcare
Getting every American on Medicare would cost 61 billion.
There is a lot of support for it
Some think it is a right
Majority of physicians support single payer
A lot of people think you should get it no matter what.
Some people think you should earn it, and that it is a privilege.
The American Medical Association detested it. A lot of people think it is a bad idea.
Taxes would have to be raised a decent amount.
A lot of people say if we do adopt it, we will become more, "socialized"
The goverment would decide what medical care you qualify for.
They enhance the efficiency of healthcare. It gets rid of marketing, sales and underwriting.
Many countries already have it. Like Canada.
Tying healthcare to a job usually isnt a good idea.
A lot of people say its impossible.
If insurance suddenly changes, you may be forced to leave a doctor that you may like.
Tying it to a job may make someone stay at a job they don't like.
Decreases the need for efficiency.
1/3rd of families goes without healthcare
30million americans are uninsured.
There are a lot of copays that are imposed that people can't pay.
Around 95% of people would pay less for healthcare.
Legislation has already been started to get a single payer plan.