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Default Re: JFK Explains Why US Needs Medicare for All In 1962

Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
The lower costs per capita... couldn't, by chance, have to do with denying care, or restricting access to certain procedures or drugs, could it?
It's closer to having the ability to negotiate prices for drugs, medical equipment, etc. on a national scale, and having less of a bureaucracy and far fewer middlemen to pay out compared to our system. For example, we spend about five times as much per person on just administrative costs as they do in Canada.

Besides, we deny care all the time over here. It wasn't until the ACA when a person could either be denied coverage for a procedure or even lose their insurance if an underlying pre-existing condition was "discovered".
And if a person is uninsured or underinsured, that makes it a lot more likely they would self-deny medical care because they simply cannot afford the extravagant price tag.
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