United for National Healthcare
Organizing for a National Single-Payer Healthcare System
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"Elimination of U.S.-style private insurance has been a prerequisite
Conversations on the Washington State Single Payer Bill
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
We will review key features of the bill and how it will remedy defects in Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). This will be followed by a discusion about the bill in small, friendly groups. Finally, the total group will brainstorm about questions and topics we need to explore in order to speak more persuasively about why we need a Washington State single payer health care system. Admission FREE.
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|Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public, or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private.|
Single-payer is a term used to describe a type of financing system. It refers to one entity acting as administrator, or payer. In the case of healthcare, a single-payer system would be setup such that one entitya government run organizationwould collect all healthcare fees, and pay out all healthcare costs.
In a single-payer system, all hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers would bill one entity for their services. This alone reduces administrative waste greatly, and saves money, which can be used to provide care and insurance to those who currently dont have it.
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Only Insurance Fat Cats Win NEW!
The United States National Health Insurance Act (HR 676) establishes a unique American national universal health insurance program. The bill would create a publicly financed, privately delivered healthcare system that uses the already existing Medicare program by expanding and improving it to all US residents, and all residents living in US territories.
With over 45-75 million uninsured Americans, and another 50 million who are under-insured, the time has come to change our inefficient and costly non-healthcare system. Learn more about HR676 - the United States National Health Care Act.
With passage of the Healthcare bill comes an avalanche of dialogue. Our work is far from over! Here are some articles of interest to get you started:
What You Need to Know About Health Insurance Reform, by Steelworkers Union President Leo Gerard
Diary of a Wimpy Healthcare Bill by Rose Ann DeMor, director of National Nurses United
False Promises of Reform, statement from Physicians for a National Health Program
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