Single-payer health insurance systems : National myths and immovable mountains.
Leaders in both government and the health-care industry have strong and varied opinions regarding the present US health-care system, but concur that health-care financing and organization need restructuring.
The single-payer system offers the best framework for improving health-care universality, delivery, quality, access, choice, and cost effectiveness.
However, the single-payer alternative often is dismissed early in debates on health-care reform.
Popular aversion to collective governmental funding of health-care costs and the economic interests of the management, insurance, information, and profit sectors of the health-care industry are the critical impediments to adoption of single-payer insurance systems.
This article examines the psychosocial and economic obstacles that prevent development of an efficient and effective health-care system and preclude recognition of the single-payer system as the best answer to health-care reform.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Santé, Economie santé, Evolution, Paiement, Etude statistique, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Health insurance, United States, Health, Health economy, Evolution, Payment, Statistical study, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0234352
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199608.