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There is no reason why in this rich country we cannot afford to make sure that everyone who needs medical care receives it.
However, to think that a single payer or public option will reduce overhead costs is silly. That payer, the taxpayers through our government, will certainly not treat anyone only provide the bureaucratic mechanisms to insure payment at some government determined level. Just as medicare does now. Anyone who has dealt with social security administration or with medicare is certainly aware of the bureaucratic cost of administration.
As one simple example, my wife needed physical therapy. The clinic posed two choices ... pay us $70 or we will bill medicare $150. What medical benefit did that additional cost provide? none all of it was the cost of administration on the part of the provider then add to that the cost of the government administration!
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