Need help with what to say when you’re told universal healthcare is too expensive and will cost $32.6 trillion over the next 10 years? Here are some responses. See article below for more detail.
- If we do not enact single-payer, the U.S. will spend $50 trillion on healthcare over the next 10 years.
- Financed through fair taxes, and through the elimination of premiums, copays, and deductibles, 95% of households will pay less for universal healthcare than they do now.
- All other countries with advanced economies have universal healthcare and spend less per person on healthcare. If they can do it, why can’t we?
The media is badly botching the Medicare-for-all debate
The 2020 presidential campaign will surely wind up being horrifying in many ways. But the good news is that at the moment, it’s featuring a genuine debate about a profoundly consequential policy question.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/30/media-is-badly-botching-medicare-all-debate/
The bad news is that the media are already screwing it up, no less than when they cheered for the Iraq War in 2003 or gave minimal attention to Donald Trump’s spectacular history of personal corruption in 2016.
Fortunately, correcting the mistake is easy, if we’re willing to give a minute or two of thought to some rudimentary math and logic. I speak of the question of universal health coverage, particularly in the form of Medicare-for-all (in its multiple variations).
Before we proceed, there’s a number I want you to remember: $50 trillion. Keep that in the back of your head.