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A Road Map to ‘Single Payer’

How States Can Escape the Clutches of the Private HealthInsurance System

July 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.