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Rae Vogeler on Health Care

 


Single-payer system eliminates administrative waste

Q: Do you support more federal funding for health coverage?

A: Yes, I strongly favor that. Under a universal national single-payer health care system, the administrative waste of private insurance corporations would be redirected to patient care. If the US were to shift to a system of universal coverage and a single payer plan, as in Canada, the savings in administrative costs would be more than enough to offset the cost. Expenses for businesses currently providing coverage would be reduced. State and local governments would pay less because they would cease to be the "dumping ground" for high-risk patients and those rejected by HMOs when they become disabled and unemployed. Most importantly, people will gain peace of mind in knowing that needed health care will always be available to them. No longer will people have to worry about facing financial disaster if they become seriously ill, are laid off their jobs, or are injured in an accident.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Oct 1, 2006

Supports universal national single-payer health care system

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Oct 1, 2006

Single-payer provides better health at same cost

Under a universal national single-payer health care system, the administrative waste of private insurance corporations would be redirected to patient care. A universal, comprehensive, national single-payer health plan can provide the following with no increase in cost:
Source: Campaign website, www.voterae.org, "Platform" Jan 25, 2006

Health care should not be a privilege

Provide universal health care: The richest country in the world can afford health care for its citizens. Our health care system is plagued by high costs and unequal access. Countries that have national health care achieve high life expectancies at a fraction of the money spent in the US. Health care should not be a privilege. Our life expectancy should not be tied to income and employment.
Source: Campaign website, www.voterae.org, "Platform" Jan 25, 2006

Supports universal national single-payer health care

If the US were to shift to a system of universal coverage and a single payer plan, as in Canada, the savings in administrative costs would be more than enough to offset the cost. Expenses for businesses currently providing coverage would be reduced. State and local governments would pay less because they would receive reimbursement for services provided to the previously uninsured, and because public programs would cease to be the dumping ground for high-risk patients and those rejected by HMOs.
Source: Campaign website, www.voterae.org, "Platform" Jan 25, 2006

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Jim Doyle
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Herbert Kohl
Robert Lorge
Russell Feingold

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