Steve Auerbach, MD, MPH, FAAP donated 2021-12-05 20:57:59 -0500
Steve Auerbach, MD, MPH, FAAP commented on Share Your Healthcare Story 2021-06-01 14:25:59 -0400I know that single payer in general and the New York Health Act can work, because for 24 years I had the closest thing to it, called Tricare Prime Remote. This is the coverage that the military and uniformed services have it you are not near military healthcare, and so can use any private doctors and hospitals that take Tricare (in NYC that was all of NYU and Northwell affiliated medical center networks, and many other private providers). It is pre-paid for by the federal taxes we all pay, and there are no premiums, no copays, no deductibles and the coverage is comprehensive. So when I got sick, with chronic illesses like hypertension and high cholesterol, I could get primary care and lab tests and my medicine without worrying about costs. When I thought I might be having a stroke, but it turned out to be treatable Bells Palsy, I had to worry about being sick and recoving, but the emergency room visit and CAT scan cost me nothing. When I broke my knee cap, I had to worry about the pain and recovery. But I knew I would not have to pay out of pocket for care. I had that for 24 years until retirement, so I know it can work. I want it for everybody.
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Steve Auerbach, MD, MPH, FAAP donated 2018-05-30 13:13:02 -0400
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