Single-Payer vs Medicare For All

I’m hearing proposals for “Single-payer healthcare” again.
Please, please, please don’t call it “Single-payer healthcare.” Please call it “Medicare for all“.
Everyone knows and likes and understands Medicare. It has been around for a while. It has the word “care” in it. Everyone knows it works and helps people.
NO ONE understands what “single-payer” means. It is a complicated word-construct. It contains the word “payer” which works against acceptance. It requires you to start from scratch to sell the idea, and from a marketing background I can tell you that all the money in the world isn’t going to sell “single-payer healthcare” to the public.
If you call it Medicare for all, people immediately understand, accept and like the idea.
Please, please banish “single-payer healthcare” from your vocabulary. Please.

m4s0n501

2 thoughts on “Single-Payer vs Medicare For All

  1. “I will extend the working Medicare program for our seniors all the way back to contraception, so Americans can concentrate on living their lives without fear of changing a job, going bankrupt from deductibles or fighting HMO bureaucracy.”

  2. “I will extend the working Medicare program for our seniors all the way back to contraception, so Americans can concentrate on living their lives without fear of changing a job, going bankrupt from deductibles or fighting HMO bureaucracy.”
    gets my vote!

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