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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:30 AM Mar 2013

Single-Payer Would Save PA $17 Billion Annually


Health Care for All PA, a statewide non-profit organization today released an economic impact study. The results prove that a single-payer health care plan will save families, businesses and tax payers $17 billion annually while at the same time providing comprehensive health care to all.

This study was done by University of Massachusetts – Amherst professor of economics Gerald Friedman, Ph.D. It compares the cost of the current for-profit health insurance model in Pennsylvania whereby provider choice is limited and health services are rationed by health insurance companies to that of a consumer-driven health care system which lets people have the freedom to choose their own doctors, hospitals and health care providers.

Some of the important advantages of a single-payer system are:

- Comprehensive coverage for every resident of Pennsylvania, including dental, vision and mental health services;

- Eliminates the need for hospitals to absorb the cost of care for the uninsured;

- Reduces bureaucracy for private physicians resulting in reduced administrative costs and improved compensation for private physicians;

- Reduces or eliminates health insurance over-costs for small business, allowing for more job creation, greater reinvestment of profits, and reduced workers’ compensation costs.

- Radically reduces the total cost of health care to levels more consistent with costs in the rest of the industrialized world.
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Single-Payer Would Save PA $17 Billion Annually (Original Post) eridani Mar 2013 OP
K&R! n/t Lugnut Mar 2013 #1
Here is one more story that the mainstream media will bury Vinnie From Indy Mar 2013 #2
Yes--so spread the word to your contacts n/t eridani Mar 2013 #3

Vinnie From Indy

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2. Here is one more story that the mainstream media will bury
Wed Mar 13, 2013, 10:45 AM
Mar 2013

A quick Google News search shows only OpEd News and a few others are reporting this study at this time.

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