The republican’t base of this country is focused on the fear of single-payer and its march to a socialist solution. Single payer means the claims are paid for by the government. I agree with them that this is a bad idea, to put the nation’s treasury between the people and the ever-increasing cost of healthcare in this country is a mistake. The people’s need for healthcare should not be tied to the financial well-being of the country. Especially when those same republicant’s almost caused default.
I would like to focus on the following aspects:
- Minimal healthcare coverage for everyone with a taxpayer ID, or a dependent of someone with a TID.
- Cheaper healthcare costs for all
- Men and women pay the same price
- No pre-existing conditions
Step 1: Single Collector
Rather than you paying your insurance company out of your paycheck, you pay it to the government. This is the same way Social Security or Medicaid are done today. If you are not employed or are self-employed, you will pay the “tax due” during a quarterly filing as is standard practice today.
Once the government has your money for healthcare, what happens next? That’s the next post…