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Asked in Federal Laws, Definitions, Healthcare Reform
What is the definition of a dual-payer system?
Single-payer and dual-payer refer to the reimbursement source in (for example) the health care system. In a single-payer system, one entity underwrites all the medical bills; in a dual-payer system, two entities share the burden of cost. The terms have recently been used to distinguish a federal government-supported program, similar to to Medicare (single-payer), from one where the cost is shared by the federal and state governments, similar to Medicaid (dual-payer). If someone is complaining about single-payer health care (generally refers to the federal...
Asked in Health
Single-payer health care?
Single-payer health care is the financing of the costs of delivering universal health care for an entire population through a single insurance pool out of which costs are met. There may be many contributors to the single pool (insured persons, employers, government, etc.). ...
Under single payer medicine could a doctor be sent to prison if he let you pay your own medical bill?
No, all single payer systems outside the USA operate private medical systems as well ...
Asked in Health
When a person has health care coverage under two or more health care programs or insurers Medicaid is the first payer.?
No. Medicaid is the payer of last resort. First payers are private insurers, then Medicare, then Medicaid ...
Asked in Life Insurance, Debt Responsibility, Funerals
Who pays for funeral expense if you are single and no family?
Your estate and if that does not cover it, you are selfishly leaving the burden to your fellow man, the tax payer. ...
Asked in Life Insurance
Does an owner of a life insurance policy have to be the payer?
No, the owner of a life insurance policy does not have to be the payer. Pretty much anyone can be the payer. ...