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What is Medicare for All?

October 14, 2019  • Amina Akhtar

What is the best way to provide health care to Americans? Debates about systems have raged for decades. Some say that health care is a human right and we should mirror systems that other countries use. While some think government-mandated health care is too invasive, and Americans should be able to choose what they want. One health care policy proposal, Medicare for All, has recently garnered a lot of discussion.

Earlier this summer, Aspen Insight host Amina Akhtar had a conversation with Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent at The New York Times, to better understand “Medicare for All.” The podcast episode dives into what “Medicare for All” is, how the policy may affect Americans, and why it is so widely discussed in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election.

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Go beyond the podcast episode with these stories:

  • What does it mean for health care to be a human right?
  • Several economists have weighed in on “Medicare for All” and given their opinion about costs, losses, and benefits.
  • A Brit gives advice for the US health care system.
  • Explore the impact of Medicaid expansion. 
  • Diversity in health care can be a matter of life or death.

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