In order for people to actually lose their doctor, the doctor would have to make fewer appointments during the day. So, the alarmist warning of poorer care and less access to your doctor is simply false.
Under a single payer plan, all that happens is a doctor’s staff would fill out a standard form adhering to set rules, instead of having to keep track of thousands of different insurance companies policies, each having their own unique set rules applying to their unique forms.
Bottom line is, Americans are paying $300 billion a year to insurance companies that do nothing to improve our health. America’s healthcare cost is 17 percent of our Gross National Product, and no other country’s healthcare cost is more than 11. The majority of that difference in expense is our archaic use of insurance companies as a delivery system.
We are the only country that makes a profit on people getting sick.