Advertisement

Aetna CEO urges debate on what 'single-payer' healthcare would be

Aetna CEO urges debate on what 'single-payer' healthcare would be
From Reuters - May 12, 2017

NEW YORK Aetna Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini wants a debate about what a "single-payer" healthcare system in the United States would look like, but said he does not think the federal government should run it.

"I think government-run healthcare would be a bad idea," Bertolini said during an investor conference on Frida. The government's recent attempt at running healthcare under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law has not gone well, he said.

As President Donald Trump and Republicans try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they are facing off against Democrats like Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who not only want to keep it, but move toward a "single-payer system."

Some Democrats have suggested expanding the government's Medicare program for people aged 65 and older and the disabled to include more Americans.

Advertisement

Continue reading at Reuters »