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4 things that stand in the way of single payer healthcare

eric reed | | 11 july 2017

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Proteus Duxbury, healthcare expert at PA Consulting Group, is quoted in an article in The article outlines four barriers for the implementation of single-payer healthcare.

Discussing chief cost drivers and overutilization, Proteus said: "Local initiatives have proven this in other states. When you give everyone in the state health care and it's cheap, there tends to be an overutilization. And if you don't reduce the costs, overutilization can kill it."

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Proteus added that companies with multi-state footprints will have to keep their traditional benefits packages in place, while paying the in-state taxes to support local health care: “It's complicated for large companies. You can't offer half of your employees one set of benefits and the other half of your employees another set of benefits."

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