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Running head: SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM
The definition of a single-payer system and a country where it is used.
A single-payer system is a form of a national health insurance, also referred to as
“Medicare for all, “or “Expanded & Improved Medicare for All” involving a single public or
semi-public agency responsible for the financing of health care, although its delivery is mostly in
the hands of private entities. Simply put, the "single-payer system" of health care has only a
single entity bearing the responsibility of financing health care in a country (Tinker-Sackett,
2010). Under the system, it is the government which has the singular responsibility of covering
the cost of healthcare which includes paying all medical bills. All health-care providers under
such a system are paid the same rates with the citizens getting similar health care benefits
irrespective of their payment abilities. An example of a single-payer health care system exists in
Canada and to some extent in Britain as well as in many other countries in Europe where it has
proven to be a success. The single-payer system in Canada expresses the basic equality of its
citizens. Its coverage is universal, comprehensive, and accessible. Patients freely choose among
the service providers, as well as physicians.
Research findings describing the strengths and weaknesses of a single-payer healthcare
The recent challenges with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have seen an increase in
individuals subscribing to the health insurance in the U. S. However, this has had minimal effect
on the cost, and has therefore revived debate on the necessity of a single-payer system in the
health sector. The question whether such a system will be the answer or not will depend on what
the questions being asked and the form such a single payer it will take. This is because a singlepayer system may have different forms as well as have many questions being asked. In looking