What does a single-payer system mean to me? Fewer choices, less freedom.
The very people who object to having large insurance companies control a majority of the health care dollars are requesting an even larger entity to control all of the health care dollars. For some reason, a for-profit organization that lavishly rewards the upper management causes a stomach churning reaction among many consumers while a mega-bureaucracy with no incentive program causes calm. It has the opposite reaction for me.
Interesting article in which Obama is quoted as saying, “If I were starting a system from scratch, then I think that the idea of moving towards a single-payer system could very well make sense. That’s the kind of system that you have in most industrialized countries around the world. The only problem is that we’re [...]