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The often overlooked consequence of a single-payer system

November 17, 2009

Maggie Mahar–one of my favorite health care policy bloggers–has an excellent op-ed in the Washington Post pointing out that coverage of medical conditions under a single-payer system could be subjected to the political whims of whomever is in power in Washington.  Under a single-payer system, conservatives could deny coverage of any number of medical conditions they deem “morally objectionable” and there would be little recourse.  The debacle over the Stupak Amendment is an excellent example of what could be.

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