The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System

May 27, 2019

The leading current bill to establish single-payer health insurance, the Medicare for All Act (M4A), would, under conservative estimates, increase federal budget commitments by approximately $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years of full implementation assuming enactment in 2018. This projected increase in federal healthcare commitments would equal approximately 10.7 percent of GDP in 2022, rising to nearly 12.7 percent of GDP in 2031 and further thereafter.

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AFC Franchising, LLC

More and more people don’t want to wait for hours in an emergency room to get the treatment they want now. As a result, urgent care is one of the fastest growing segments of the health care industry. Starting with a single location in 1982, American Family Care (AFC) pioneered the concept of non-emergency room care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express franchise, AFC has become the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with more than 160 clinics and 500 in-network physicians caring for 2 million patients a year. AFC provides treatment for injuries and illnesses – offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room. Services we offer include:

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2022 Global Predictions Whitepaper

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whitePaper | March 4, 2020

Health leaders must understand the benefits of their investments in performance improvement projects and the impact on the organization. The traditional approach is most often to measure ROI (return on investment) and, while clearly measurable, is most often related to cost savings or increased revenue and can leave you with an incomplete story. Incorporating VOI (value on investment) enables you to quantify the intangible benefits of your projects and activities making the combination of the two a more robust indicator of project success.

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whitePaper | February 15, 2022

Every provider wants to innovate to drive transformation that helps reduce variability, improve efficiency, and support optimal patient care. The question is, how disruptive, in a positive sense, is your innovation? Most innovations in provider organizations are, in truth, iterative tweaks. While tweaks are the cornerstone of continuous improvement lifecycles, iteration isn’t the kind of transformation needed in healthcare. Real innovation creates a disruptive solution that fundamentally changes how people and processes work together, for the better.

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AFC Franchising, LLC

More and more people don’t want to wait for hours in an emergency room to get the treatment they want now. As a result, urgent care is one of the fastest growing segments of the health care industry. Starting with a single location in 1982, American Family Care (AFC) pioneered the concept of non-emergency room care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express franchise, AFC has become the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with more than 160 clinics and 500 in-network physicians caring for 2 million patients a year. AFC provides treatment for injuries and illnesses – offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room. Services we offer include:

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