Single Payer System…Hmmmm.

I got the video from Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, FAAP, who is a board member at Physicians for a National Health Program. It’s a 7 minute show about a single payer system for America, which is actually supported by a bill in Congress called H.R. 676. It was directed by Kaylen Larson, an undergraduate student from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who interned with Dr. Zarr during the fall of 2013.

Our  new Carver College of Medicine Dean Deb Schwinn gave a short talk at a recent faculty meeting and mentioned that Obamacare has been “gutted.”  I also noticed that Iowa’s alternative Medicaid expansion (Feds back most of Iowa’s Medicaid expansion plan – SFGate) has been approved by the Feds but they’re not giving Republican Governor Terry Branstad as much flexibility as he wanted regarding his wish to charge premiums on the very poor. The Governor has 30 days in which to respond, but his Iowa Health and Wellness Plan is scheduled to start providing coverage on January 1, 2014.

A single payer system…hmmm.

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