ICYMI – Partnership In USA Today: “Medicare For All Is Not The Answer For US”
In USA Today, the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future’s Lauren Crawford Shaver explains that when it comes to making quality health care accessible to more Americans, “[t]here are reasonable solutions, and scrapping America’s entire health care system in the pursuit of a single, government-run health care program is not one of them.” She writes:
Estimates show that Medicare for All would cost around $32 trillion over 10 years, which the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget finds “would mean increasing federal spending by about 60%” and “require the equivalent of tripling payroll taxes or more than doubling all other taxes.” Americans can’t afford this and don’t support it. A recent national poll found that six in 10 Americans oppose Medicare for All once they learn it forces families to pay higher taxes. While more must be done to extend affordable coverage to more Americans, Medicare for All is not the way to achieve that. Let’s use the tools available within our existing system to control costs and expand access for millions of Americans.
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