[ExI] Single Payer Healthcare

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 15:22:57 UTC 2017

spike wrote

Ja.  I don't see anything in the US Constitution that authorizes the Federal
government to make or enforce law regarding drug companies.  Proposed
solution: have all that done at the state level.

But Spike, the gov. buys drugs for Medicare and Medicaid.  Why can't they
negotiate on those?

p.s - you don't want to leave things to states like mine because they are

bill w

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:13 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> countries.
> 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.
> BillK
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