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September 6, 2017

Time to extend popular Medicare

In 2009 all Republican and two Democratic senators killed the Affordable Care Act's proposed "public option" that likely would have led to national single-payer health care (Medicare-for-all). Although vastly superior in coverage and more equitably affordable than Republicans' recent draconian bills, ObamaCare may hardly cut overall costs. Fortunately, single-payer Medicare-for-all would both greatly cut costs and markedly increase ObamaCare's improved coverage, impossible until health insurance companies lose control.

Canadian single-payer universal health care costs only 60 percent of US care, with better results (life expectancy, infant mortality, etc.)....



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