What do those concerned about ethics in medicine think about single payer?

AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2015

"In a single-payer system, a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Would you like to see a single-payer health care system in the US?"

"Yes."   93% (14)

"No."   0% (0)

"Don’t know."   7% (1)



By Don McCanne, MD

This online poll by the AMA Journal of Ethics only just opened for voting, garnering 15 votes so far. Also the sampling method - voluntary participation of visitors to the website - is not a scientifically valid polling method. Nevertheless, it is very encouraging to see that persons attracted to a web publication on ethics in medicine strongly support single payer.