Spouse: Roughly $3,000
Just one example, yes. But a real life one, and one that resonates with us big time.
Update: Lest anyone use this post as research (hello!), I should add this personal story, which I think is an even better example.
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Two quick single payer facts:
Single payer health insurance is a system by which the health care expenditures of an entire population are paid for through one source – the Federal government or a subcontracting entity – using tax revenue from individuals and employers.
Distinctly different from socialized medicine, whereby the government owns and operates health care facilities, a “single payer system” is simply a financing mechanism. The government collects and allocates money for health care but has little to no involvement in the actual delivery of services. Care is provided privately at hospitals and clinics but paid for publicly.