Friday, May 23, 2014

No, The VA Isn't A Preview Of Obamacare -- It's Much Worse

No, The VA Isn't A Preview Of Obamacare -- It's Much Worse  ..Forbes article provides excellent definitions of socialized medicine, which the VA is, single payer system, and Obamacare which is neither. The outcomes and patient satisfaction are much higher in Switzerland, which is what Obamacare resembles.   Socialized medicine: government owns providers, doctors, hospitals. Single payer: government payout all insurance claims, but the providers are privately owned hospitals and private physicians. Obamacare: provides subsidies per income level to pay for private insurance .  Comments about Medicaid, too...which is closer to the single payer system that is a failure because many doctors will not take Medicaid patients because the reimbursement is too low.

What the article  does not touch is Medicare, which is wildly popular and is a single payer system, but financially shaky in the future.

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