Public Fairness AssessmentTM
Initiated by: G.M.

What is the best solution to America's healthcare cost crisis?

(Healthcare is shaping up to be the biggest issue of Election 2020. What plan do you want YOUR candidate to fight for?)
Public verdict: Medicare For All, with or without private insurance options (like BUPA in the UK)
39 jurors voted to form this verdict and were awarded 780 RHU. Check your balance to see if you qualified. Log in
Case description
Reasons for the crisis in healthcare include:
Extremely high cost
Balance billing
Narrow networks
Lack of transparency
Loss of job = loss of coverage for many
Fee for service model may encourages over-testing and treatment
Those with more negotiating power (large companies, Medicare) are subsidized by those with less negotiating power (small companies, individuals)
116 total voters
How the public voted
39 votes
"Medicare For All, with or without private insurance options (like BUPA in the UK)"
18 votes
"Medicare for America - individuals and companies can opt to buy in to Medicare, or stick with private insurance"
17 votes
"A German-style plan with a large public pool administered by individual insurance companies; private options for wealthier people"
16 votes
"Govt. must convene a bipartisan panel to explore best options from systems worldwide and design a uniquely American system from scratch within one year. If they fail, they lose their taxpayer-funded insurance."
15 votes
"Repeal the ACA - espouse free market competition and new technological solutions"
11 votes
"One Price Fits All - (see the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.) Each visit, surgery, test etc. has one cash price, paid for by the patient or their healthcare coverage.. Eliminates admin, narrow networks, balance billing, barriers to competition, etc"
See who voted: 7 jury categories.View more

What happens next

Disputing parties will be invited to resolve the matter based on this public verdict. If the parties have agreed beforehand to use the results to arbitrate the case the verdict will be binding. If not, the results are nonbinding but can be used as input to guide further negotiation. Depending on the case, results may be distributed to other interested parties such as regulators and media.