Opinion: Single-Payer Model Would Improve on Reform
A recent Census Bureau report finding a significant increase in uninsured U.S. residents "underscores the urgency of going beyond the Obama administration and swiftly implementing a more fundamental reform -- a single-payer national health insurance program -- improved Medicare for all," Henry Abrons, member of Physicians for a National Health Program-California, writes in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece. He continues that California is considering a single-payer model, adding that the health reform law "allows states to experiment with different models of reform, but not until 2017." Abrons concludes, "Congress should move that date forward. There is no time to waste."
- "What if Everyone Had Medicare?" (Abrons, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/24).