Source: Charlotte Post, Local & State ⇥
Submitted By: Mark Almberg
Is single-payer health insurance inevitable?
American lawmakers are consumed about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. One path that has been regularly touted as a solution is the single-payer model, which advocates say will assure every citizen has access to equal and quality health care.
One of those advocates, Robert Zarr M.D., a practicing pediatrician in Washington, D.C., and an expert on international health and universal health care….
Polling suggests the idea of single payer insurance is popular. Why is that?
“The reason why it’s so popular is because one, it’s so easy to understand. The second is that it just makes common sense. …
Why isn’t single payer the law of the land now?
“Probably the best way to answer that is that there is a lot of momentum among the moneyed interests in this country to keep status quo. …
Why isn’t there more political will to remove the profit motive from health insurance?
“I think we need to exert our democratic right through pressure on legislators to make sure they understand they’re jeopardizing their next campaign if they don’t support single payer. …
Has the battle over repeal and replace overwhelmed advocacy for single payer?
Because ACA is under threat right now, with all its faults and all its reliance on for-profit insurance industry …
What do you see four years into the future for health insurance?
“There is a chronic burnout and fatigue in physicans and it’s bad, very bad. …
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