✔︎ Progressive, stable financing will replace all insurance company premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
✔︎ Choose any provider. No more surprise bills. No out-of-pocket costs for covered services.
✔︎ Long-term care benefits provided under Medicaid will continue, and be expanded with an emphasis on community and home-based caregiving.
✔︎ Eliminates co-pays for Medicare Part B.
✔︎ Lower prescription drug costs.
✔︎ Regional planning to reduce overlap and duplication of expensive equipment and facilities.
✔︎ Provider rates, which replace and improve on Medicaid rates, will be negotiated to ensure access, cost control, and high-value services.
✔︎ The advances from the Affordable Care Act will be folded into the new system.
✔︎ Huge cost-savings from reduced bureaucracy. No more insurance company runaround. No more bill collectors.
✔︎ Diverse participants, including ordinary citizens and representatives of labor and business, as well as various healthcare professional and health policy experts, will advise and help design the single-payer program.
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