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Old 03-20-2020, 03:15 PM
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Does having single-payer health care make a difference in how countries can deal with this?

I've been listening to the Ohio governor's daily updates (really mostly for Dr. Amy Acton) and interspersed with tons of other info is some directives that are being given to health insurance companies. One about making sure covid-19 testing is covered, one about how telemedicine needs to be covered, and one about companies not having to pay premiums for a while but can keep their employees on insurance (even if the employees aren't able to work).

If we had single payer, this stuff would just automatically happen I assume. Maybe some tax relief regarding taxes paid towards health care.

Does it make a huge difference in America that we don't have single payer, or is it not holding us back too much?