Single-Payer or Bust

Single-Payer or Bust
By providing a single tier of coverage to all, with automatic enrollment, comprehensive benefits, and no cost-sharing, single-payer provides a distinct, egalitarian vision of universality. By Adam Gaffney for Dissent Magazine In the 1960s, a struggle took place over the fate of healthcare in Canada. On one side, there were the proponents of the single-payer ...

Letter to the editor: Canada’s single-payer system works

Letter to the editor: Canada’s single-payer system works
By Hillary Barter in Press Herald In his letter to the editor May 2, Don Vose of Naples argued that a single-payer health care system would not serve us well, referring in part to Canadians “forgoing” their single-payer system. This may be a commonly held view, but it is not accurate. A poll by Nanos ...

Letter to the editor: Experience abroad proves single-payer health care is a blessing, not a curse

Letter to the editor: Experience abroad proves single-payer health care is a blessing, not a curse
By Nancy O’Hagan in the Press Herald I am an American with dual Irish-American citizenship, and lived in Northern Ireland for six years under the British National Health Service. While there, I was diagnosed with a cancer that required major surgery, 26 weeks of chemotherapy and five years of follow-up monitoring, including many scans and ...