Studies have shown that the USA has the highest cost of medical care in the world, by a huge margin: 50% higher per capita than #2. We do not get #1 healthcare to go with it, however; we’re somewhere around 27th or so, and we still don’t even cover everyone. There ARE more efficient ways, and every other industrialized nation in the world uses them. The idea that somehow there are no other solutions is pernicious nonsense promoted by the ignorant and the greedy who benefit.
The problem with “Medicare for All” as currently described and for that matter Romneycare/Obamacare is that it relies on the existing network of insurance providers.
In 1992, I attended the Catholic Healthcare Association conference. In the keynote address the following statement was made: “the #1 obstacle to providing affordable healthcare to all Americans is the insurance industry. Period.” And there we are.
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