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The Atlantic: The Vexing Economics of Obamacare.

Single-payer health care ... [snip] ... would be the clearest way of solving the access-affordability conundrum.” Their ‘con’, that people ‘don’t want to give up their plans or physicians’ - they’ve already had to multiple times now, due to the ACA. That’s not a valid argument.

09/17/16 • 09:39 AM • EconomicsHealthPolitics • (4) Comments

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15 years of contract engineering means constantly relocating and constantly changing health care.

Mostly payments made with never a use.

So I never did get the “give up my doctor” argument.

Watching someone struggle with chronic disease has changed my outlook.

Posted by Emmett on 09/17/16 at 10:53 AM

I’ve noticed that with chronic disease, having to change doctors sometimes brings epiphanies that ‘the same olds’ tend to miss.

Like getting a free second opinion.

Medicine has moved on quite a ways in the last decade. Time was, you wanted an older doc. Nowadays, you want a young’un.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 09/17/16 at 10:57 AM

“American citizens really ought to fully understand how a one-payer system works before telling everyone that the States has the best health care system in the world when in actuality it ranks number 27. It amazes me how an entire country can be convinced of something that just is NOT true.”

http://www.ingeperreault.eu/
Inge Perreault is living with fibro in the Azores under Portugal’s single payer system of health care.

Posted by Emmett on 09/17/16 at 11:31 AM

YES.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 09/17/16 at 12:16 PM

 

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