Michael Dowling: Single payer – no panacea

(By Michael J. Dowling, President  & CEO, Northwell Health published by Becker’s Hospital Review)

Congress’ failure to get consensus on a bill to repeal and replace the ACA has led many people to call for a single-payer healthcare system. On the surface, it sounds like a good idea. It’s relatively easy to explain, and lends itself to simplistic political rhetoric, attractive headlines and good campaign slogans, but few Americans truly understand the realities of a single-payer system. Continue reading article here…

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