What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?

Navarro, Vincente
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/10/what-is-meant-by-single-payer-in-the-current-discussion-of-health-care-reforms-during-the-primaries/

Publisher:  Counter Punch
Date Written:  10/03/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18998

Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.

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