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PSR Harrisburg, Jan 8,2014 public meeting
January 10, 2014
Forty eager listeners learned how the A C A will benefit many uninsured persons, but leave 20 million people still uninsured--mostly because 25 states have not accepted Medicaid expansion and the law excludes illegal immigrants.
Administration costs of American Health care are 31% of health care expenditures--much higher than any country with a single payer system. And admin costs will increase under the ACA. Every medical procedure and drug costs much more in the US because there
is not a unified power to negotiate pricing as there is in England, Canada, Germany, etc.
Medicare is a single payer system as is the VA and these agencies do have some negotiating power. One of the best features of the ACA is the elimination of " pre-existing conditions from new policies. Medicare always does insure all eligible patients without regard to pre-existing illnesses.
The impetus for a single payer system in the US is on hold now, until we see how the ACA plays out over the next few years.
In the Spotlight
October 9, 2012
Harrisburg PSR Annual Banquet
Join Harrisburg PSR on October 10 at 6:30 pm for their annual banquet, featuring speaker Dr. Andy Kanter, President of PSR National.