[ExI] Single Payer Healthcare

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 15:13:01 UTC 2017

On 28 March 2017 at 15:56, Dylan Distasio  wrote:
> Apologies for the lack of a detailed reply, but I do not think it is a fact
> that single payer healthcare systems "work great."  They are currently
> functioning and providing universal coverage.  Working great is another
> story.  I'll reiterate that I think the current US system is incredibly
> problematic.   I think you are heavily discounting the rationing effect that
> is part and parcel of any single payer plan.  Do you think that the UK's
> single payer system is working great?  If so, what dispassionate metrics are
> you basing this on?

The present US system has rationing by price and apparently many more
people are dying by this system of rationing than in 30 other

Many life-saving treatments are actually quite cheap, but out of reach
of many in the US. Entering the US medical care system runs up
astronomical bills very quickly.


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