Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced his much-touted Medicare-for-All bill with a good slate of cosponsors joining the effort. And it sets the opposition out to pick at the draft with calls of calamity. There are those opposed on principle, but the most common criticism seems to have to do with cost, which is… Continue reading Medicare for All Cometh
Some have dismissed the idea of Medicare-for-all or a single-payer healthcare system in the United States as implausible (or even impossible). They see it as a bridge too far (or as one Brookings Institute reprint put it (Brookings: 26 January 2016: “The impossible (pipe) dream—single-payer health reform”), “‘You can’t get there from here.’”). I’m going… Continue reading Scenarios for the Adoption of Single-Payer in the US
Overview of the fiscal cliff.