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Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut | Common Dreams | by Dr. Carol Paris | September 11, 2018

"A single payer system works by cutting administrative waste, not doctors' income.

The surge in support for improved Medicare for All—now up to 70% in recent polling—has single-payer opponents ramping up their scare tactics. The Koch-funded Mercatus Center recently claimed that Medicare for all could only work with painful sacrifices from doctors, specifically by paying us Medicare’s current reimbursement rates, which are about 40% lower than private insurance.

If single payer would cost doctors so much, why do a majority of us now prefer it? I invite supporters of the status quo to spend a week at a typical doctor’s office to understand the out-of-control costs of practicing medicine in our current system.

Let’s look at how doctors actually get paid. Most of us accept a mix of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, which pay mostly on a fee-for-service basis: a certain amount for each exam, scan, or procedure. While rates differ from state to state, private insurance usually pays the most, Medicaid usually pays the least, and Medicare is somewhere in between (and for those patients with no insurance, it’s anybody’s guess)."

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Pat yourself on the back for sharing this blog link with others. You're a hero in the fight to share progressive views and news in spite of the corrupt system. Keep it up! Thank you.

The theme this week: "If nobody but We the People care, then maybe we're the ones who need to take--and be in--control." The evidence is piling up...It's time for ordinary Americans to clean up both our government AND our planet before it's too late.

#corruption #democracy #oligarchy #fascism #environment #activism
http://bernie2016.blogspot.com/2018/09/anyone-know-how-to-run-country.html
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
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Pat yourself on the back for sharing this blog link with others. You're a hero in the fight to share progressive views and news in spite of the corrupt system. Keep it up! Thank you.

The theme this week: "If nobody but We the People care, then maybe we're the ones who need to take--and be in--control." The evidence is piling up...It's time for ordinary Americans to clean up both our government AND our planet before it's too late.

#corruption #democracy #oligarchy #fascism #environment #activism
http://bernie2016.blogspot.com/2018/09/anyone-know-how-to-run-country.html
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
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Pat yourself on the back for sharing this blog link with others. You're a hero in the fight to share progressive views and news in spite of the corrupt system. Keep it up! Thank you.

The theme this week: "If nobody but We the People care, then maybe we're the ones who need to take--and be in--control." The evidence is piling up...It's time for ordinary Americans to clean up both our government AND our planet before it's too late.

#corruption #democracy #oligarchy #fascism #environment #activism
http://bernie2016.blogspot.com/2018/09/anyone-know-how-to-run-country.html
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
Anyone Know How To Run A Country?
bernie2016.blogspot.com
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