One of the ways the Canadian Medical Association has suggested to address it is by contracting more with, interestingly, private providers.
By Kevin Pham | Dr. Kevin Pham, a medical doctor, is a former graduate fellow in health policy at The Heritage Foundation.
With the debate over health care heating up again, Medicare for All once more is a hot topic. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has sponsored a new version of his Senate bill that promises to free Americans from health care concerns.But at the core of the Sanders bill is still the vast and fundamentally illiberal restriction on choice for both patients and providers.One key provision of the bill would outlaw health care plans that duplicate coverage. Section 107 states bluntly that “it shall be unlawful for—(1) a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act.”In other words, it will be expressly illegal for any private company or employer to provide health benefits that compete with the government.