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Single Payer Healthcare Reform- Empirical Evidence

Submitted by drosen on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:15



The claims that have been made both in favor or in opposition to this transition contain arguments rooted in both objective fact or statistical backing as well as emotional bias. The majority of the evidence provided by the democratic party and those in favor of this transaction  appears to be objective and supported by statistical analysis. Since the introduction of the ACA, 7.7 million people have been insured and the largest percentages of these people reside in in the minority or low income classification. Prior to 2014, low-income families and minorities in general struggled with rising premiums as over the past 10 years the average premiums for single and family level coverage have increased from $2,713 to $6,251 and $8,167 and to $17,545 respectively. Furthermore, 18-25% of bankruptcy filings have been caused by the extreme medical bills and are a symptom of the current state of health care that could be avoided with a universal system.