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Almost half of surveyed physicians favor single-payer system

Posted by Ben Huynh on May 8, 2017 3:22:05 PM

In a survey of 500 physicians conducted on LinkedIn in February, nearly 50% supported a single-payer system. The two primary reasons cited in support of a single-payer system were improved access to health care and the complexities of managing relationships with multiple payers who have indvidual billing procedures. Doctors opposed to a single-payer system argued that it would stifle innovation and competition and give the government too much power over reimbursement rates. Beyond this, many were skeptical the government was capable of creating a sustainable single-payer system.

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