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A Road Map to 'Single Payer'

How States Can Escape the Clutches of the Private Health Insurance System

June 10, 2012 — Although states are blocked by various factors from instituting a pure single-payer system such as exists in Canada, they are empowered to institute reforms that would capture many of the benefits promised by the single-payer model, a new Public Citizen report illustrates.

The report presents a road map to states to achieve a “unified, universal” health care system that would provide access to all, provide more comprehensive benefits, and improve the coordination of care—and all for less money than our current system costs.

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