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The Case for Medicare for All

The Case for Medicare for All Medicare for All rally, June 2017. Molly Adams, Flickr 837941 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019837941New Labor ForumKahn research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 52 –56 The Case for Medicare for All Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019837941 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019837941 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf James G. Kahn Keywords health care, Medicare for All, single payer, health reform, health policy, health insurance Should we support Medicare buy-ins? Let’s start by clarifying key terms. “Medicare Only your health economist knows for for All” and “single payer” refer to plans that sure! scrap existing health insurers (private, Medicaid, safety net programs, etc.) in favor of a single Interest in “Medicare for All” health reform is universal public insurance program, an accelerating in Congress. Many of the November “improved Medicare for All.” Everyone is cov- 2018 “blue wave” winners advocated vocally ered, cradle to grave, with an identical compre- for single-payer health insurance. In the House hensive benefits package. Health-care providers of Representatives, now controlled by use a single billing schedule and mechanism. Democrats, the bill H.R. 1384 (Rep. Pramila All current public funding (65 percent of health Jayapal [D-WA], replacing H.R. 676) is the spending) shifts to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

The Case for Medicare for All

New Labor Forum , Volume 28 (2): 5 – May 1, 2019

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Medicare for All rally, June 2017. Molly Adams, Flickr 837941 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019837941New Labor ForumKahn research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 52 –56 The Case for Medicare for All Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019837941 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019837941 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf James G. Kahn Keywords health care, Medicare for All, single payer, health reform, health policy, health insurance Should we support Medicare buy-ins? Let’s start by clarifying key terms. “Medicare Only your health economist knows for for All” and “single payer” refer to plans that sure! scrap existing health insurers (private, Medicaid, safety net programs, etc.) in favor of a single Interest in “Medicare for All” health reform is universal public insurance program, an accelerating in Congress. Many of the November “improved Medicare for All.” Everyone is cov- 2018 “blue wave” winners advocated vocally ered, cradle to grave, with an identical compre- for single-payer health insurance. In the House hensive benefits package. Health-care providers of Representatives, now controlled by use a single billing schedule and mechanism. Democrats, the bill H.R. 1384 (Rep. Pramila All current public funding (65 percent of health Jayapal [D-WA], replacing H.R. 676) is the spending) shifts to

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Published: May 1, 2019

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