How a single-payer system would affect spine care: 5 surgeons weigh in
By Admin | February 15, 2021
Many surgeons believe a single-payer healthcare system would decrease spine payments toward current Medicare rates and payments and limit access to care. Here, five surgeons share their thoughts on how a single-payer system would affect spine practice.
Robert Bray Jr., MD. DISC Sports & Spine Center (Newport Beach, Calif.): A single-payer, government-run system, or so-called "Medicare For All," would be a disaster to our system, in my opinion. This approach has only pressed a two-class system in most places and would be unacceptable to most Americans. It would severely limit access and quality that we are so accustomed to.
Thomas Loftus, MD. Austin (Texas) Neurological Institute: Based on single-payer systems that exist in markets in other countries, it seems that single-payer insurance would hurt spine practice. To allow absolute control of healthcare delivery by a single payer restricts patient access to care and severely affects and limits decision-making by the actual physician. The small advantage of not having to deal with multiple insurance companies would be greatly offset by...(More)
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