M4A is an acronym for Medicare for All. And what is M4A? Medicare for All is the humane healthcare system in which every single citizen is afforded healthcare.'
M4A is the best system to implement the reality that healthcare is a right. It is best implemented as a single-payer system.
Medicare for All - M4A
The Physicians for a National Health Program explains it best.
Single-payer national health insurance, also known as “Medicare for all,” is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the U.S. would be covered for all medically necessary services, including doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs.
The program would be funded by combining our current, considerable sources of public funding (such as Medicare and Medicaid) with modest new taxes based on ability to pay. Over $500 billion in administrative savings would be realized by replacing today’s inefficient, profit-oriented, multiple insurance payers with a single streamlined, nonprofit, public payer.
Premiums would disappear, and 95 percent of all households would save money. Patients would no longer face financial barriers to care such as co-pays and deductibles, and would regain free choice of doctor and hospital. Doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
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Recently I wrote the following to explain the pathology of our healthcare system. It is excerpted heavily. By the end, one cannot object to M4A.
When one examines the realities that our economic system dictates on healthcare and more, absent strong regulations makes its inhumanity obvious. Of course, codifying healthcare as a right where everyone must have access to healthcare would force an economic system to adapt to that reality across the board.
An economic system is not divine. It is human-made. If there is a lot of work to be done and services that must be provided, and there are people that are idle and available to do the work, and the excuse for the inability to connect those is that there is no money to do it, then that economic system has failed and must be transformed to one that takes the human realities into account. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
The reason we have not adjusted our economic model to our lived reality is that those who profited from the rigged extractive economy designed to benefit a select few would likely lose a substantial amount of their ill-gotten wealth. ...
The reason people are not rushing to and virtually spilling blood for Medicare for All is that it simply seems too good to be true. But it is not.
All one has to do is remember basic math. If one system that administers medical payments require hundreds of duplicate services, equipment, software, & databases, and must make profits for passive investors, and must pay thousands of executives millions of dollars, then it is mathematically impossible for that system to be more efficient than one that must provide the same medical payments without those expenses and overhead. Not even an inordinate amount of fraud in any single-payer system would likely match the legalized fraud of the private healthcare insurance system. It is simply basic math.
Interestingly, a Koch funded study noted, even as it tries to lessen what the reality of the study's implications, that Medicare for All would cover all Americans for a lesser cost than the current private healthcare system that leaves over 30 million people uninsured. Yes, it is math. ...
Medicare For All is not the free stuff its detractors would have most believe. We all will pay for it with some sort of a payroll tax. The tax, like the income tax, is based on how much you make. As such, everybody has buy-in to the system. All able-bodied people have skin in the game. Most importantly, the cost for the vast majority of Americans will be substantially less not only because of the inherent efficiency of a single-payer Medicare for all but again, it is indexed to your wages. And that is a good thing. The teachers, who instilled knowledge in a banker or broker who provides no product and little service to society in the aggregate, but make more than most teachers in our system where the valuation of worth is corrupt, ensuring they pay a larger share is important, moral, and necessary.
But the most important part is that unlike backdoor rationing by private insurance that tells you which drugs you can take, which doctors you are allowed to see, and which medical procedures you can have, it is you via your doctor and agreed-upon standards that make appropriate decisions. If you choose to buy insurance for the unnecessary things Medicare for All does not cover, private insurance will still be there for you to do so.
Understand what is happening here. The Plutocracy via the healthcare industrial complex is trying to create plausible justification to continue their thievery on the American people. It has been this way from the inception of the country.
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