Obamacare Healthcare Reform - Single Payer Medicare for All

Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ will be hosting a FREE Social Justice Forum on February 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM. We will screen the new documentary movie "Fix It - Healthcare at the Tipping Point" followed by a Q&A discussion with local healthcare activists. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to socialjustice@bethelbeaverton.org.

From fixithealthcare.com:

"Fix It - Healthcare at the Tipping Point" takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.

Americans spend over twice as much per capita on health care as the average developed country.

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide, "Fix It" makes the case for business leaders support for major healthcare reform. The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform, including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders.

A single-payer system could eliminate health insurance deductibles, co-pays, and out-of-pocket expenses (at the point of care), while providing healthcare for all Americans.

Simply put, single-payer is health insurance. A public agency organizes all healthcare financing. Delivery of care remains private. The confusion of thousands of insurance policies, manuals, and uncertainties about coverage will be ended. All Americans would be covered for all medically necessary services. Patients would regain choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.

Savings anticipated in the US: $504 billion a year.