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pnhp.org/what-is-single-payer

Single-payer national health insurance, also known as “Medicare for all,” is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the U.S. would be covered for all medically necessary services, including doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-payer_health_care

Single-payer healthcare is a type of universal healthcare in which the costs of essential healthcare for all residents are covered by a single public system (hence 'single-payer').. Single-payer systems may contract for healthcare services from private organizations (as is the case in Canada) or may own and employ healthcare resources and personnel (as is the case in the United Kingdom ...

www.firstquotehealth.com/health-insurance-news/single-payer-health-care-pros-cons

A single-payer health care system would be financially draining on the government. Not only would more money be distributed, but there would be additional costs and positions needed within the government to run and manage the healthcare sector. This would take funds away from other important programs like education and infrastructure.

www.health.harvard.edu/blog/single-payer-healthcare-pluses-minuses-means...

In a single payer healthcare system, rather than multiple competing health insurance companies, a single public or quasi-public agency takes responsibility for financing healthcare for all residents. That is, everyone has health insurance under a one health insurance plan, and has access to necessary services — including doctors, hospitals ...

www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/single-payer-explainer

In a purely single-payer system, there is, as the name would indicate, just one payer — typically the government. This is analogous to how the United States administers some portions of Medicaid ...

www.healthinsurance.org/glossary/single-payer-system

Single-payer system is a health care system in which one entity – a single payer – collects all health care fees and pays for all health care costs. Proponents of a single-payer system argue that because there are fewer entities involved in the health care system, the system can avoid an enormous amount of administrative waste.

www.healthcare-now.org/what-is-single-payer

The United States is the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee access to basic health care for residents. Countries that guarantee health care as a human right do so through a "single-payer" system, which replaces the thousands of for-profit health insurance companies with a public, universal plan.

www.politifact.com/article/2017/jul/21/how-expensive-would-single-payer-system-be

A single-payer system would mirror what Medicare does for people who have turned 65. Supporters say such a plan would cut administrative costs compared with private-insurance system.

www.foxnews.com/politics/single-payer-health-care-what-is-it

The term "single-payer health care" denotes that only one entity bears the financial responsibility of health care – the government. Under this system, the government would be solely responsible ...

www.thebalance.com/is-single-payer-health-insurance-a-good-deal-how-does-it...

Single-payer health insurance is a health insurance system financed by taxes that is managed and run by one entity, such as a government, providing essential health care to all citizens. It is referred to as single-payer because it is the one entity (the government) that pays the costs (a "single-payer").