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1 SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE Saves money, saves lives!

2 Dr Bill Honigman, Full time ER physician Orange County over 30 years Board Certified Emergency Medicine Long Time activist and volunteer for many local and regional community groups Campaign for a Healthy California, Steering Committee Member, OC Region Co- coordinator

3 Savings to Employer Groups Calif SB 921 April 2004

4 SINGLE PAYER: Saves money, saves lives! June 2009, City of Santa Monica studies savings under US HR 676, est. $6 million per year _Santa_Monica_Councilmember_Kevin_McKeown.html May 2011, Vermont legislature passes and governor signs Green Mountain Care, est. savings $500 million per year

5 PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM 29 EAST MADISON SUITE 602 CHICAGO, IL TEL: (312)

6 The Uninsured

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8 18,314 Adult Deaths Annually Due to Uninsurance

9 Financial Suffering Among the INSURED or UNDERINSURED

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13 Rationing Amidst a Surplus of Care or THE COST OF CARE

14 Half of Americans Live Where Population Is Too Low for Competition Source: NEJM 1993;328:148 A town’s only hospital will not compete with itself

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21 High Deductible Insurance: Except for the Healthy and Wealthy, It’s Unwise

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24 MANDATE MODEL: Keeping Private Insurers In Charge

25 “Mandate” Model for Reform Proposed by Richard Nixon in 1971 to block Edward Kennedy’s NHI proposal

26 “Mandate” Model for Reform Government uses its coercive power to make people buy private insurance.

27 “Mandate” Model - Problems Absent cost controls, expanded coverage unaffordable Computers, care management, prevention not shown to cut costs Adds administrative complexity and cost; retains wasteful private insurers Impeccable political logic, economic nonsense

28 The U.S. Trails Other Nations

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36 Canada’s National Health Insurance Program

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46 PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM 29 EAST MADISON SUITE 602CHICAGO, IL TEL: (312)


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