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Doctor’s Group Hails Re-Introduction Of ‘Medicare For All’ Bill

The ‘Medicare for All’ bill (H.R. 676) has been revived by Rep. John Conyers Jr., (D-MI), along with 44 other House members.

Doctor’s Group Hails Re-Introduction Of ‘Medicare For All’ Bill

The “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” H.R. 676, introduced last night by Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., with 44 other House members, would replace today’s welter of private health insurance companies with a single, streamlined public agency that would pay all medical claims, much like Medicare works for seniors today.

Proponents say a Medicare-for-all system, also known as a single-payer system, would vastly simplify how the nation pays for care, improve patient health, restore free choice of physician, eliminate copays and deductibles, and yield substantial savings for individuals, families and the national economy.

Such a plan would save over $400 billion a year currently wasted on private-insurance-related bureaucracy, paperwork and marketing. That’s enough money to provide first-dollar coverage for everyone in the country – without increasing U.S. health spending by a single penny.

— Physicians for a National Health Program

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

1 Comment

  • A single payer system simply makes the most sense now and in the long run, and, once becoming a reality, ends the divisive debate, distraction and problems once and for all. Insurance companies do nothing to improve the health and well being of Americans, and can reasonably be described as against good healthcare because that would cut into profits.

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