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How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)

How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)

Update: 2019-03-1358
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“Medicare for all” has become a punching bag for Republicans and a rallying cry for many Democrats. But what exactly is it? Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz, who covers health care for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Tyler Todd

Terrible reporting. Not one mention that America is the only developed nation without single prayer. So bias of reporting.

Mar 14th
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Cybele MacHardy

I am with Clinton. Why don't Americans ever realize that they pay through the nose for private healthcare. If they looked at the combined cost of taxes and their healthcare premiums, co-pays and deductibles, etc., they would see they pay far more than our fellow first world countries that have national healthcare.

Mar 14th
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Clinton Crick

6 min left and no mention that while taxes may increase, individuals would no longer have to pay for private healthcare?

Mar 13th
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Caleb White

this was actually a pretty badly reported story. Very few details, and once again the debate surrounding single payer fails to mention that it is proven to be cheaper and more efficient.

Mar 13th
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John Reed

Another horrible episode like this and will be deleting this podcast!

Mar 13th
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Alex Mercedes

the public "believes" in it but doctors, insurance companies, Republicans don't. there is no need for a hearts and minds campaign. ... except directed at the hearts and minds of the rich.

Mar 13th
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Travis Tern

they were able to do an entire episode without ever identifying one actual reason why Republicans reject medicare for all... such horrible liberal propaganda

Mar 13th
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Travis Tern

Jared Poulter I think I understand roughly what you're saying and agree there are places where the free market will not work perfectly especially when it comes to ppl w/ preexisting conditions, but for the vast majority healthcare would be significantly cheaper without gov involvement. and for those w/ preexisting conditions there should be Gov help

Mar 13th
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Jared Poulter

Gullu Singh The free market does not exist, especially not in the health care system. The free market dictates that both parties be willing participants in the transaction, but when the choice is get care or die or live in excruciating pain, there really isn't a choice. Furthermore, the doctors take an oath and are required by law to help everybody whether they can pay for it or not. This is not a free market transaction so it makes no sense to try to force it into a free market mold. I understand other concerns about Medicare for all, but when people try to hold up the free market like it is a magical solution for this industry, I get annoyed.

Mar 13th
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david saunders

started well. Then appalled by weight given to presenters opinion against Medicare for all based on her feelings that the country wasn't ready for change and how grossly expensive it would be. So disappointing. Expect better from this brilliant show.

Mar 13th
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Alex Mercedes

david saunders I agree. why is it okay to spend trillions on war but asking to much to spend the same on healthcare?

Mar 13th
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How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)

How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)