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‘Healthcare Is a Human Right’ – The Case for Medicare for All
by If You Can Keep It
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  • Brian
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    02/19/2020
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    I do support Medicare for All. What we're doing isn't working: insurers care more about profits than patients, doctors have to spend endless hours fighting with multiple administrative layers among different insurers, patients often have no choice in who provides their coverage and how much it costs, and we're all spending way too much for too little quality, often inconsistently and inefficiently. Having one single payer that covers all Americans for all medically related services, including long-term care, dental and vision, would be more consistent, equitable, and cost effective. And over time, as more people are in the systems, more efficiencies can be achieved through scale. I don't think we should kick people off their private insurance, however: the system should be rolled out to those who are currently paying on their own or already in Medicare and Medicaid, and then it will hopefully be so appealing, equitable, and affordable that more people will opt into it over time. That would give the insurers the opportunity to compete if they want/can, and for Americans to choose it if they feel it's best for them. It may take a while, but I think it would be worth it..and it will surely be cheaper in the long run because what we have is unsustainable and unhealthy.

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