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Portland docs endorse national proposal for single-payer system

By Elizabeth Hayes
Portland (Ore.) Business Journal, May 10, 2016

Three doctors from Portland are among the 2,200 physicians from across the U.S. who signed a proposal for a publicly financed, single-payer health system.

The proposal, drafted by the nonprofit Physicians for a National Health Program and published in the American Journal of Public Health, calls for replacing the Affordable Care Act with a national program that would cover everyone at a lower cost “by eliminating the profit-driven private insurance industry with its massive overhead.”

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http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/health-care-inc/2016/05/portland-docs-endorse-national-proposal-for-single.html

Elizabeth Hayes is staff reporter at the Portland Business Journal.