Citations with the tag: SINGLE-payer health care

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  • Just Do It.
    Foucher, Bill // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; May2013, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p16 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Desperately Seeking Innovation" by Paul Barr, which appeared in the April 10, 2013 issue of the electronic news letter "H&HN Daily".

  • Single Payer Health Care in Taiwan: Borrowing Ideas, Improving on Medicare.
    Foucher, Bill // Health Letter; Jan2009, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p1 

    The article focuses on the adoption of single payer health care system by the government in Taiwan to collect and pool revenues and purchase health services for the entire population.

  • Senate-hopeful Meek does about-face on single-payer.
    Swanson, Ian; Blade, Aaron // Hill; 10/23/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 124, p1 

    The article reports on the decision of Florida representative Kendrick Meek to remove his name from a bill in the U.S. trade agreements to create a single-payer health insurance system in the U.S.

  • New Zealand -- 1st world country, 3rd world care?
    Swanson, Ian; Blade, Aaron // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News; 10/27/2012, Issue 665, p1 

    The article reports on a study on access to medicines under nationwide single-payer systems in four countries, including the U.S. and Great Britain, conducted by investigators from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

  • Letter to the editor.
    Brown, Larry L.; Carbon, Glen // St. Clair Journal; 6/8/2011, Vol. 6 Issue 25, pA7 

    A letter to the editor is presented about the need of a single-payer health care system in the U.S.

  • Letter to the editor.
    Brown, Larry L. // Granite City Press-Record; 6/8/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 46, pA7 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the need for the U.S. to adopt a single-payer health care system.

  • Single-payer state.
    Collier, Roger // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal; 7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE655 

    The article reports on the initiative of the state government to pass legislation on single-payer health care system in Vermont.

  • Re: A Cross-Sectional Study of Private Psychiatric Practices Under a Single-Payer Health Care System.
    Smith, Derryck H. // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry; May1998, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p524 

    A letter to the editor concerning a cross-sectional study of private psychiatric practices under a single-payer health care system is presented.

  • Author Responds.
    Anderson, Keith // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry; May1998, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p524 

    A response by Keith Anderson to a letter to the editor regarding the comments of Dr. Smith on their article concerning a cross-sectional study of private psychiatric practices under a single-payer health care system is presented.

  • What's to come now that Election Day is behind us?
    Eaton, Sandy // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Jan2011, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p2 

    The article presents the author's insights regarding the status of single payer health care in the U.S.

  • Nurses' Guide to Single Payer Health Care: Protecting Medicare on its 46th birthday.
    Dudzic, Mark // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Aug2011, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p2 

    The article discusses Medicare in the U.S. in its 46 years, which calls to defend and expand the social insurance model as a solution to the crisis. The National Nurses United launch the Main Street Contract Campaign which calls on for the rich pay their fair share and transfer resources from...

  • Support Single-Payer Health Care.
    Walworth, Mary // ASHA Leader; 9/22/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p4 

    A letter to the editor is presented discussing the role of speech-language professionals in working for single-payer health care.

  • Survey shows single-payer health care system has support.
    Schambers, Ardon // Grand Rapids Business Journal; 2/24/2014, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p14 

    The article reports on the results of a survey which shows that single-payer health care system has support in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Do Individual Mandates Matter?
    Schambers, Ardon // Policy & Practice (19426828); Mar2008, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p36 

    The author focuses on the significance of single-payer system to achieve universal coverage in the U.S. He presented a strong evidence that voluntary measures alone can affect the large numbers of people uninsured thus the government will have a difficulty redirecting current spending. He also...

  • Witnesses to Medicare in Saskatchewan: Medicare Workshop at the University of askatchewan--Wednesday, 20 May 2007.
    BLAKENEY, ALLAN // Canadian Bulletin of Medical History; 2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p527 

    Allan Blakeney reminisces on the public relations battle launched by the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons, and fuelled by most local media, when the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) government passed legislation in 1961 to deliver on their election promise of a...

  • A Brief Retrospective on the Royal Commission on Health Services.
    BOAN, JACK // Canadian Bulletin of Medical History; 2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p541 

    A personal narrative is presented of the author's experiences as a health care administrator in Canada during the implementation of Canada's Medicare national health insurance program and the organization and management of the Royal Commission on Health Services.

  • Vermont healthcare plan criticized by single-payer allies.
    Pecquet, Julian // Hill; 4/8/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 48, p12 

    The article reports that Vermont's proposed healthcare reform has been criticized by the advocacy group Physicians for a National Health Program on the grounds that the bill falls short for single-payer reform.

    Richards, Bruce; Quispe, Jubenal; Wing, Stephen; Moore, Katie; Vittitow, Marion; Deupree, Jenny; Mann, Mary // Yes!; Fall2007, Issue 43, p4 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues, dealing with subjects like the dictatorship in Venezuela, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal for near-universal health care for California residents in the Spring 2007 issue and the single-payer health...

  • understanding the trade-offs of the Canadian health system.
    Halvorson, George C. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Oct2007, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p82 

    The author reflects whether the U.S. should adopt the Canadian single-payer healthcare system to achieve a universal healthcare coverage for all its citizens. He discusses trade-offs on healthcare of Canada's pricing model, prescription drug coverage, and administrative costs. The author...

  • Huge victory for single payer ballot question.
    Halvorson, George C. // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Jan2009, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p2 

    The article reports on the huge victory of the local ballot initiative that supports single payer health care in Massachusetts. It is stated that activists in ten state representative districts have placed a non-binding question on their ballots to press the case for an adjust health care...

  • Nurses' Guide to Single Payer Health Care: Patient safety and quality of life at stake.
    Eaton, Sandy // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Sep2010, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p2 

    The article reports on the launch of the Massachusetts Campaign for Health Care Justice by Mass-Care and Jobs with Justice in Massachusetts in 2010. It states that the campaign will have a non-binding, single payer queries on the ballot in November in 14 representative districts. The query will...

  • Nurses' Guide to Single Payer Health Care: Fight for a just health care system ongoing at state. federal levels.
    Eaton, Sandy // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; OCt2010, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p17 

    The article offers information on the health care reforms. It states that access, affordability, quality and equality are the pillars of health care system, and one should free themselves from the health insurance companies. According to the Social Insurance Model for Health Care Reform,...

  • Mass. MDs snub state's health reform.
    Eaton, Sandy // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Nov2010, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p2 

    The article reports on the views of physicians on the health care reform in Massachusetts. It mentions that doctors with the most experience with the state's plan consider it as one least alternative for financing care. According to Cambridge Hospital neurology chairwoman Rachel Nardin,...

  • your letters.
    Sheak, Arlene; Elliott, Brandon; Lee, Neal // Athens News; 10/12/2015, p6 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including the position of the Single-Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio against the Ohio Ballot Issue 2, the need for the City of Athens to move forward with its outdoor pool, and the reasons for restricting gun...

  • Not better than Ezra.
    Mahaney, Colleen // Columbia Journalism Review; Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p8 

    A letter to the editor is presented about journalist Ezra Klein, his fact-based reporting, and his views about the feasibility of passing single-payer health care legislation in the U.S., in response to the article "Not better than Ezra" by Matt Welch in the September/October 2012 issue.

  • Reflections On The 20th Anniversary Of Taiwan's Single-Payer National Health Insurance System.
    Tsung-Mei Cheng // Health Affairs; Mar2015, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p501 

    On its twentieth anniversary, Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) stands out as a high-performing single-payer national health insurance system that provides universal health coverage to Taiwan's 23.4 million residents based on egalitarian ethical principles. The system has encountered...

  • SinglePayer Plan Reintroduced in California.
    Hwang, Lucia // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy; Mar2007, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p6 

    The article reports that California State Senator Sheila Kuehl reintroduced the SB 840 bill on January 27, 2007. The bill would establish single-payer healthcare coverage for the state's residents. Under the legislation, all Californians would have health insurance paid for through a combination...

    Hwang, Lucia // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy; Mar2009, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p8 

    The article discusses news of interest to patient advocate registered nurses in the United States. Portland, Maine residents and the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) told Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that a single payer health insurance system is...

    Hwang, Lucia // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy; Jun2009, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p9 

    The article offers U.S. nursing news briefs. Arizonans showed their support for a single-payer health care plan during a June 30, 2009 demonstration. A tentative agreement was reached between the Maine State Nurses Association and Mount Desert Island Hospital regarding a three-year employment...

  • Single-Payer Health Care Systems: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Public and Private Sectors.
    Munn, Jeffrey d.; Wozniak, Lynne // Benefits Quarterly; 2007 Third Quarter, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p7 

    Health care systems all over the world are experiencing some change as they look for a new balance between supply and demand. This article provides context for the U.S. health care financing debate by examining the health care systems of five other countries: Canada, the United Kingdom,...

  • Left out of the discussion.
    Blesch, Gregg // Modern Healthcare; 6/8/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 23, p10 

    The article focuses on studies publicized by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) on single-payer health system in the U.S. The two studies are said to bolster the argument that any system that includes insurance companies may fail in both of its primary pursuits, such as to...

  • November Is Coming And Single-Payer Proposals Could Follow.
    Bannister, Fred // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services; 6/5/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 22, p27 

    The article points out that the November 2006 elections in the U.S. could generate a new climate for benefits brokers and health insurance company executives. Proposals for establishing a national universal single-payer health care system are gaining in popularity. Possible forms of the...

  • Single Payer Ahead � Cost Control and the Evolving Vermont Model.
    Wallack, Anya Rader // New England Journal of Medicine; 8/18/2011, Vol. 365 Issue 7, p584 

    The article offers information on a health care reform legislation that was signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. The law puts the state on course to implement a single-payer health care system. Under the law, a Health Benefit Exchange was created to be used as the administrative...

  • Single-Minded.
    Cohn, Jonathan // New Republic; 7/30/2008, Vol. 239 Issue 1, p10 

    The article discusses the single-payer health care system, both its high points and its drawbacks. According to the author, while the single-payer system offers choice of doctor, good health care, and customer satisfaction, the system spends millions of dollars on marketing, profit-making, and...

  • We're All Chicagoans Now.
    Schmitt, Mark // American Prospect; Oct2008, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p9 

    This article discusses an argument raised by a centrist faction that programs appropriate to the modern economy should be built around consumer choice, market mechanisms and incentives in the tax code, rather than having comprehensive, universal federal programs like Medicare. As stated, even...

  • Health care fix.
    Dorrien, Gary // Christian Century; 7/14/2009, Vol. 126 Issue 14, p12 

    The author discusses how a single-payer insurance system is not being considered for U.S. health care reforms. He suggests a single-payer system could function like Medicaid but would not violate the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or constitute socialized medicine. He comments on how...

  • Thank Heaven We Don't Have Canadian Style Healthcare #1.
    WOOD, KAY // Moderate Voice; 8/14/2012, p11 

    The article offers the author's insights on the single-payer healthcare system in Canada. He mentions an article by Bill Mann which discusses the significance of the system among Canadians. He mentions several falsehood associated to the healthcare system mentioned in the article such as the...

  • The Simple Solution of a Single-Payer System.
    WOOD, KAY // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy; Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p4 

    The article discusses the implications of the single-payer healthcare system to the families in the U.S. The system would automatically eliminate all health insurances and the high costs of administering patchwork system. Studies show that a percentage of a dollar spent on healthcare goes into...

    WOOD, KAY // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy; Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p5 

    A list of top ten reasons to enact single-payer in California is presented. The number one reason is that healthcare is universal where everyone should have access to it. It is portable in which its coverage goes with the person whether he is unemployed or has changed a job. The last reason is...

  • ACP backs single-payer system.
    WOOD, KAY // Family Practice Management; Jan2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p14 

    The article reports on the move of the American College of Physicians (ACP) to support universal health insurance for the country. It states that the group has observed that health systems that perform well guarantee affordable health care for residents. The author also mentions that the ACP has...

  • Single-Payer, Health Savings Accounts, or Managed Care?
    Albers, Joel M.; Lathrop, Breanna Peterson; Allison, Kirk C.; Oberg, Charles N.; Hart, James F. // Minnesota Medicine; Feb2007, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p36 

    The United States is facing a health care crisis with the number of uninsured Americans exceeding 46 million and health care premiums and overall costs increasing at 3 to 4 times the rate of inflation. Proposed solutions include continuing managed care, moving to a single-payer financing system...

  • Protecting Households From Catastrophic Health Spending.
    Ke Xu; Evans, David B.; Carrin, Guido; Aguilar-Rivera, Ana Mylena; Musgrove, Philip; Evans, Timothy // Health Affairs; Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p972 

    Many countries rely heavily on patients' out-of-pocket payments to providers to finance their health care systems. This prevents some people from seeking care and results in financial catastrophe and impoverishment for others who do obtain care. Surveys in eighty-nine countries covering 89...

  • Common drug review aids drug coverage decisions.
    Ke Xu; Evans, David B.; Carrin, Guido; Aguilar-Rivera, Ana Mylena; Musgrove, Philip; Evans, Timothy // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News; 8/26/2006, Issue 510, p3 

    The article reports on the claim of Steve Morgan from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia and colleagues that common drug review (CDR) in drug coverage decision-making implemented in Canada can make positive contributions even in the absence of a single-payer for...

  • Brain Injury is a Major Problem in Canada and Annual Incidence is Not Declining.
    Tator, Charles H. // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; Nov2010, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p714 

    The author reflects on the incidence of brain injury in Canada. He discusses the study "Hospitalizations and emergency department visits for TBI in Ontario," by A. Colantonio and colleagues, which confirms the high annual incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Ontario. The author also...

  • U.S. is heading toward single payer system, sooner the better.
    Foessett, Bob; Armstrong, Phil; Black, Patricia L. H.; Howell, John; Boyd, Alan; Boyd, Sue; Boger, Denny; Hanlon, Tom // Athens News; 10/21/2013, p6 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in the previous issue including on single-payer system by Amy Goodman in the October 14, 2013 issue, on climate change in the October 21, 2013 issue, and a support to Kim Goldsberry as the newcomer to the Athens City School Board.

  • Lifetime Subsidies in Australian Private Health Insurance Markets with Community Rating.
    Luke B LC Connelly; H HS Shelton Brown // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice; Oct2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p705 

    This paper considers the problem of inducing low-risk individuals of all ages to buy private health insurance in Australia. Our proposed subsidy scheme improves upon the age-based penalty scheme under the current “Australian Lifetime Cover” (LTC) scheme. We generate an alternative...

  • “Steeping” of Health Expenditure Profiles.
    Florian FB Buchner; Jürgen JW Wasem // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice; Oct2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p581 

    If health care expenditure for the elderly grows faster than for younger people, the expenditure profiles become “steeper” – we call that “steeping”. Three instruments for measuring “steeping” are presented: (1) trend of the relation between per capita...

  • Are Private Health Insurance Subscribers Unsatisfied with the Spanish National Health System?
    Joan JC Costa-Font; Mireia MJ Jofre-Bonet // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice; Oct2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p650 

    The percentage of population having supplementary private health insurance (PHI) is related to the perceived quality of the National Health System (NHS). In turn, PHI purchase decisions influence the NHS quality given that the number of PHI subscribers determines NHS quality indicators related...

  • The Interaction of Public and Private Health Insurance: Ireland as a Case Study.
    Brian BN Nolan // Geneva Papers on Risk & Insurance - Issues & Practice; Oct2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p633 

    In Ireland, the public health system has a symbiotic relationship with private health insurance not seen in other European countries. Everyone has entitlement to public hospital care from the state, but half the population now pay for private health insurance. The insured avail of...

  • Canadian medicare's birthday party turning into fractious affair.
    Godkin, David // Medical Device Daily; 10/12/2012, Vol. 16 Issue 198, p1 

    The article reports on the call for a major reform of Canada's publicly funded, single-payer healthcare system during the 50th anniversary of Canadian medicare in 2012. According to critics, the healthcare system must be overhauled due to increasing healthcare costs. Liberal Party health critic...

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