You only have to watch the first 15 minutes to get the gist.<quoted text>
Eliminating the middle man, insurance companies, will bring costs down. The government will set the costs of procedures which will be uniform; they can also negotiate the price of medications on behalf of American citizens. This is how it is done in Canada,
single payer healthcare paid through taxation and not attached to employment.
This is from your article; it appears that you are having a reading comprehension problem:
"The trillion-dollar question is how can we reduce unnecessary medical spending so that we can afford to provide affordable, high quality health care to all Americans? A number of recent studies estimate that a third of all health care expenditures are unnecessary and that eliminating wasteful spending would save over 800 billion dollars a year. Since every dollar of so-called unnecessary spending is a dollar of income to a health care provider, reigning in health care spending is much more easily said than done."
You claim that the GOP has a plan to reduce costs; oh really? Like what? The AHCA is far from perfect, but it is a beginning to the birth of universal single payer healthcare; it's inevitable.
But here is PBS's synopsis:
"Money & Medicine investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment. In addition to illuminating the waste and overtreatment that pervade our medical system, Money & Medicine explores promising ways to reduce health care expenditures and improve the overall quality of medical care.
"The Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court recently upheld extends health care coverage to over 30 million uninsured Americans but actually does very little to make health care affordable."
Public Policy Productions, Inc.
Surgeons at UCLA Medical Center
I worry about you sometimes, Lily. It's all right here on PBS - of all places - and you still willfully deny it.