Health care single payer system


 You are more than welcome to disagree with me. The arguments were talked by politicians from both parties (both the US Democrats and the Republicans). They have talked enough and enough but I haven’t found out any action. Now time for action and less talk. The insurance companies are making fortunes and the poor and middle class is suffering.

Health charge is beyond ridiculous here. The US needs to reform health care because the cost is so eminent. Rising health care costs threatening to people. There is another alternative, though. My advice on “health care reform” to all politicians (republicans and democrats)

Below are features of such a health care system, which presumes that all costs are borne by employer and employee payroll taxes, on the principle that if the people want it, then they will have to pay for it.

Americans deserve the best health care insurance with better quality and more coverage. Low-income Americans who are trying to make ends meet are the ones who are affected by not having enough coverage and an affordable plan. With health insurance premiums going up, low-income Americans are the ones who are suffering.

The present proposed health care plan by the Trump administration needs to be revised if they really want lower-income Americans to be covered.

Promising is one thing; implementing those promises will be the hardest part.

The House of Representatives was finding it difficult to pass its American Health Care Act and repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The only way that the Senate and House will ever agree on a bill in the future is to make it so much like the Affordable Care Act with a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring that shows little difference in costs or benefits.

There is an alternative. Below are features of such a health care system and my suggestions are as follows: it would be simpler to change the present Medicare to make it a universal health care system because the majority of Americans want health care for everyone. All employees should pay via payroll taxes 2 percent for incomes. Retirees and homeless will pay nothing. All essential health care must be covered. Preventative health services, including education, should be provided. Additional health care may be purchased by any American from health insurance companies. Medicare negotiates prices which will pay for health care providers and drugs.

Medicare monitors health care users to assure that they do not ask for needless care.

Hospital, physician and state administrative costs will be reduced because it is a “single payer” system, which will more than offset the additional Medicare administrative costs. Health insurance industry with associated costs is limited to elective insurance. Once all Americans have access to cheaper health care, they will be healthier and therefore more productive. The U.S. budget deficit will not be increased because no government payments for health care will be made from general revenues; i.e., payroll taxes cover all essential health care. There it is; a simple, self-paying health care plan available for everyone.

It needs a CBO estimate to assure that revenues just cover costs over a 10-year period. Any mismatch can be corrected by adjusting the payroll taxes. It is part of our efforts to make a healthier community and hence health care access to all is part of our economic development process. As we know, health insurance and extensive coverage prevent deprivation of millions of Americans for their right to survive because expensive health insurance will result in more social unrest and poverty.