Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Four things to know about single-payer healthcare | Managed Healthcare Executive

Four things to know about single-payer healthcare | Managed Healthcare Executive

Some interesting comments....BUT....this is the time for dramatic change.  Taking profit hound insurance companies out of it is necessary.  The cost can be guaranteed to not be more than most folks & employers  currently pay.  Keep the Medicare payroll tax and up the income level for it and Soc. Sec. tax.  Calculate how much of our current taxes go to support employee medical care, government medical programs, government workers at all levels health care coverage, etc. and recent five year average of what a family has paid out of pocket for health care other than premiums and they can determine a fair baseline guaranteed cost.  With putting hospitals on a budget, making them public utilities and cutting the cost of all the bill processing at vendors and insurance companies we can do this at less cost -- not more.

Also, this article makes managed care sound good and rewarding positive results as a payment criteria.  All that is horse hockey and not based on research.  Our bad health results in the USA are due to how an average is affected by the terrible way we treat our poor citizens.  That drives down the overall results.  Universal access to care for all will gradually improve the results.  MCO/ACO, etc. models are distractions and used to help justify what insurance companies bring to the table.  I just want my doc and me at the table -- thank you.