Single payer action blog calls for scrapping the bill and today's single payer news
The Democratic health care bill is a massive bailout of the private health insurance industry.
It is convoluted and complicated.
And it should be defeated.
The Harvard researchers did note one area where healthcare IT has been a rousing success: the Veterans Administration. Because of its single-payer format, the VA is able to maximize the potential cost savings of healthcare IT. The only way for the civilian healthcare system to cash in on the potential savings suggested by President Obama and members of Congress would be to implement a similar single-payer system, the Harvard research team concluded. The report appears in the Nov 20 online edition of the American Journal of Medicine.