Medicare For All: What Does it Actually Mean?

From Healthcare Triage.

Medicare for All has become wildly popular among Democrats running for office these days. But what does that mean exactly? It’s complicated, if you can believe that. Does this include universal coverage? What happens to employer-based insurance? We take a close look at some of the questions surrounding this issue.

Related HCT episodes:
1. Medicare for All and Administrative Costs: https://youtu.be/J4zx8LRBB-Y
2. Medicare for All Could Save $2 Trillion: https://youtu.be/rZIF3LAIQWE

Resources Used in this Video
Public Opinion on Single-Payer, National Health Plans, and Expanding Access to Medicare Coverage – Kaiser Family Foundation: https://www.kff.org/slideshow/public-opinion-on-single-payer-national-health-plans-and-expanding-access-to-medicare-coverage/

Further Reading:
Build Your Own ‘Medicare for All’ Plan. Beware: There Are Tough Choices – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/21/upshot/up-medicareforall.html

We read Democrats’ 9 plans for expanding health care. Here’s how they work – https://www.vox.com/2018/12/13/18103087/medicare-for-all-explained-single-payer-health-care-sanders-jayapal

The Uninsured Rate Has Soared Under Trump — Maybe – https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/01/the-uninsured-rate-has-soared-under-trump-maybe/

If Obamacare Exits, Some May Need to Rethink Early Retirement – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/upshot/if-obamacare-exits-some-may-need-to-rethink-early-retirement.html

The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/upshot/costs-health-care-us.html/

With Sickest Patients, Cost Sharing Comes at a Price – https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/upshot/with-sickest-patients-cost-sharing-comes-at-a-price.html

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