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Robert Reich explains the real deal with Medicare for All

November 29, 2019

Topics: Quote of the Day

By Robert Reich
November 19, 2019

Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it’s going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much.


If you’re a typical American, you’re already paying far more for health insurance than people in any other advanced country.

And you’re not getting your money’s worth.



By Don McCanne, M.D.

It is rumored that some of you had difficult conversations during Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Although there are certainly many sources for polarized conversations extant today, from our perspective one of the most important is the declining support for the single payer Medicare for All proposal. Failure to move forward with that model of reform will result in greater financial hardship, physical suffering and even death.

In a five minute video, Robert Reich explains in very clear terms why that model of Medicare for All is an imperative. The link also includes a transcript of the video, though the video itself communicates the message more effectively. The video should be shared with those who are confused or even flat out wrong about Medicare for All and also shared with others who are struggling to educate the general population on the topic. Health reform activists should find this to be a great vehicle for spreading the gospel on health care justice for all.

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About the Commentator, Don McCanne

Don McCanne is a retired family practitioner who dedicated the 2nd phase of his career to speaking and writing extensively on single payer and related issues. He served as Physicians for a National Health Program president in 2002 and 2003, then as Senior Health Policy Fellow. For two decades, Don wrote "Quote of the Day", a daily health policy update which inspired HJM.

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