ENG:Single-payer health care is a model for operating the U.S. health care system by arranging the payment of services to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers from a single source established and managed by government. It is a way to deliver near-universal or universal health care. The administrator of the fund could be the government but it could also be a publicly owned agency regulated by law. Australia's Medicare, Canada's Medicare, and healthcare in Taiwan are examples of single-payer universal health care systems.
The term single payer system does not imply a socialized medicine system. A socialized medical system is one "in which all health personnel and health facilities, including doctors and hospitals, work for the government and draw salaries from the ...
Preliminary Debate And Vote Set To Take Place
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Senate is expected to discuss and vote on an historic health care bill that would effectively create the path towards a single-payer system.
All Vermonters would be eligible under the tax-payer funded plan. Supporters also say it will be cheaper than the current system because it is more efficient.
"We estimate we can save $500 million, and that's a conservative estimate," said Sen. Claire Ayer.
By Randy Gyllenhaal
Read more: WPTZ Plattsburgh (April 21, 2011)
cici - in poll Health care system
The Canadian health-care system is facing many controversies from sectors in the country. Economists believe that co-ordinating and mobilizing health-care businesses could improve the efficiency of the system. Such practices will also contribute towards the employment and economic growth.
The small health related businesses have lack of co-ordination between them because of which the patients suffer a lot. These small businesses include; pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, optometrists and dentists. These businesses also have an impact on patient care.
By Annabel Tautou
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martina - in poll Health care system
Universal health insurance is on the American policy agenda for the fifth time since World War II. In the 1960s, the U.S. chose public coverage for only the elderly and the very poor, while Canada opted for a universal program for hospitals and physicians\' services. As a policy analyst, I know there are lessons to be learned from studying the effect of different approaches in similar jurisdictions. But, as a Canadian with lots of American friends and relatives, I am saddened that Americans seem incapable of learning them.
We peacefully share a continent, a British heritage of representative ...
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Collaboration Improves Quality Measurement
By Zahid Butt, MD, FACG, Chair, HIMSS Quality Measurement Task Force, and CEO, Medisolv, Inc. The ultimate goal of advocates for health IT adoption is to improve the quality of healthcare for patients in all care settings. EHR-enabled quality measurement allows … Continue reading →
Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense
Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.
How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples
As we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.
News Flash: Informatics is Advancing Technology-enabled Quality Care
The Road to Technology-Enabled Quality Care was the title of the HIMSS 2013 Nursing Informatics (NI) Symposium. While working with the planning committee to develop the program it didn’t strike me that the focus of our nursing informatics work had … Continue reading →