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The current structure of healthcare coverage in the U.S. has

The current structure of healthcare coverage in the U.S. has a combination of employer-based coverage, public program (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) coverage and a large uninsured population. Suppose that a single-payer system is implemented where Medicare is expanded to cover all citizens. For those who prefer private insurance, there will be comparable coverage under the same range of private insurance plans already available. What do you think about allowing some people to purchase additional insurance, thereby creating a two-tiered health system based on affordability?

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There is never going to be equality in a system of national health care. It is virtually impossible, and not realistic. If the country moves to a national health care system generated by the national health care reform, equality still won't exist, because there will always be the option of classes created by the government allowing for certain individuals to have additional coverage, or to be excluded from the national health care plan. Those who ...

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The current structure of healthcare coverage in the U.S. has a combination of employer-based coverage, public program (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) coverage and a large uninsured population. Suppose that a single-payer system is implemented where Medicare is expanded to cover all citizens. For those who prefer private insurance, there will be comparable coverage under the same range of private insurance plans already available. What do you think about allowing some people to purchase additional insurance, thereby creating a two-tiered health system based on affordability?

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