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  •  Excellent description of NHS vs Single Payer (0+ / 0-)

    The VA system is not set up as a system whose primary goal is to make money for the owners of the system, The VA is set up as a system to provide necessary health care for veterans, not profits for investors.

    Single payer is a system set up to ensure that private, for profit, medical providers get paid for serving all the eligible patients it sees. Regulations seek to limit gouging in the system, such as unnecessary procedures, but the profit motive of medical providers is continually at odds with what would be in the best interest of patients while still protecting the taxpayers who underwrite the system.

    Single Payer is better than what we have, but NHS is better than Single Payer, at least for patients and the taxpayers, and that just happens to be the vast majority of us.

    Eradicate magical thinking

    by Zinman on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 10:33:57 PM PDT

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