sábado, 7 de agosto de 2010

Single-Payer is the "Only Thing that Can Be Done"




MARCIA ANGELL, First Female Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine: I think we have to start all over on this. I really do. I think we have to go for a single payer system. You could institute that gradually. You could do it state by state. You could do it decade by decade. You could improve Medicare. That is, make it nonprofit. But extend it down to age 55 and age 45 and age 35. It would give the private insurance industry a chance to go into hurricanes, earthquakes or something. To get out of the health business. It could be done gradually. I think that has to be done. And it's the only thing that can be done.


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