Medicare for all and its alternatives

The downside of Medicare for All is that government spending will increase.   Various studies  indicate that overall spending will be less.

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2 Responses to “Medicare for all and its alternatives”

  1. ashiftinconsciousness Says:

    Government spending wouldn’t increase if we reduced the obscenely over-sized defense budget, eliminated corporate subsidies and created (and enforced) legislation punishing corporations that create paper companies overseas to avoid tax responsibility.

    Proper health and nutrition should be mandatory for all citizens and be viewed as part of “the commons.”

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  2. paintedjaguar Says:

    The danger in trying to promote “Medicare For All” is that US Medicare as it currently exists, will NOT achieve the results shown in this chart, as it is neither universal nor single-payer and leaves all the actual provision of health care in private, for-profit hands, with only indirect cost control measures.

    Such a campaign will thus be very vulnerable to bait & switch tactics. While simply expanding Medicare to cover younger people would be an improvement over the current situation, it doesn’t go far enough. Even many who are honest advocates for reform seem to be unaware of these simple facts.

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