An interview with Mark Dudzic of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
What’s an easy way to define “single-payer” health care that everyone can understand?
When you ask the American people what kind of health care system they deserve, most will agree that healthcare should be treated as a public good like firefighting, libraries and schools, not as a for-profit business. They want seamless, cradle to grave coverage as a birthright for everyone in America. They want no financial barriers to care and a single standard of quality healthcare for everyone in America. Every nation in the world that has achieved those standards has done so through some form of a single-payer system. It would work pretty much like Medicare works for Americans over 65. Everyone is eligible. The government collects the revenues through an equitable and progressive financing arrangement and pays all the bills. You are free to choose your own health care providers and you and your providers make all the decisions regarding your care. Read More