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Does Medicare for All Make Sense? Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 August 2018 17:56

Jeffrey Sachs, a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, lays out the argument for Medicare for All (M4A) in an opinion piece posted to on August 4. Dr. Sachs' analysis is flawed. In his idealized description of a Single Payer healthcare system, he overlooks several problems associated with such a scheme including: lack of innovation, lack of capital investment and unmet demand (resulting in long waiting times for healthcare services). That said, Dr. Sachs does highlight several issues that hamper our current health system...

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