Who says it's not working in the countries that have it? You? No one in any of those countries has ever gone bankrupt or lost their homes due to unaffordable medical bills and contrary to the myths that the right wing puts forth, no one has to wait for treatment of life threatening conditions.mvhca.squarespace.com/myths/&#... ;<quoted text>
Single payer doesn't even work in much less populated countries for those with chronic or urgent health care needs.
Why would you or anyone else think it would be any different in a country of this size with a government as incompetent as ours?
Eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone - the Whole Foods alternative:
You should read it. I'd like to know your comments.
John Mackey's suggestions are the same hogwash we've been hearing for a while and wouldn't actually bring down costs for anybody.
Allowing insurance sales across state lines would only encourage insurance companies to establish their headquarters in states with the loosest regulations.
Tort "reform" is always a big topic on the right even though medical malpractice costs are a negligible percentage of health care costs. In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.