The Left’s Pro-Single Payer Health Care Graphic: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

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The new leftist website, Vox, has an article by Sarah Kliff on Vermont’s experiment with a single-payer healthcare system.

But I don’t really have much to say about what’s happening in the Green Mountain State, other than to declare that I much prefer healthcare experiments to occur at the state level. Indeed, we should reform Medicaid and Medicare and also fix the tax code so that Washington has no role in healthcare. Then the states can experiment and compete to see what works best.

But that’s a topic for another day. The real reason I cite Kliff’s article is that Ezra Klein tweeted this image from the article and stated that is was “The case for single payer, in one graphic.”

Vox Third-Party Payer

I don’t know if the numbers in the graphic are correct, but I have no reason to think they’re wrong.

Regardless, I certainly don’t disagree with the notion that…

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  1. Bob Hertz
    May 23, 2022 @ 10:49:00

    The $82,975 number may be very, very wrong. This number assumes that the average doctor spends one-third of their time dealing with health insurers. Now, it is possible that an independent GP with patients from many insurers spends that much time, on a self-reported basis. However, many specialists work in clinics where billing disputes are rare and nearly all patients are well-insured. Doctors who work for large HMO’s spend very little time with insurance companies.

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