Monday, September 14, 2009

Single Payer Quote of the Day

"If we enacted single payer in this Congress, within a year we’d have $400 billion of the excess administrative costs, the 32 to 33 percent of administrative costs, and of course huge salaries to the executives, and of course the huge amount of money spent in advertising, which helps nobody’s health. So, the benefits from single payer are never more clear than when you talk about the economics. And the President knows this, and that’s why I’m so uncomfortable when he talks about it being disruptive to go to a system that would rescue the healthcare of the American people. "

National Coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Plan,
former doctor for Dr. Martin Luther King

Related: So this [Baucus] bill really did get written by insurance industry VPs