Lindsay Koshgarian, Research Director at National Priorities Project, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Healthcare reform is the single most important election-related issue for Americans. The vast majority of Americans dread a medical emergency even when they are covered by a health insurance plan.
It is no surprise that poll after poll shows strong and growing public support to expand the government-funded health plan for seniors called Medicare to all Americans.
But, the pull of the insurance lobby is strong and both establishment Democrats and Republicans strongly oppose moving to a Medicare-for-All system.
At the recent Democratic Presidential debate in Ohio, Senator Elizabeth Warren was challenged on how she would pay for such a plan and her answers were vague.
Senator Bernie Sanders, the strongest champion of such a system admitted that taxes would have to be raised but they would be compensated by zero costs for premiums, co-payments and deductibles.
Sonali's next guest, writing in the New York Times, says that we can have Medicare-for-All without even raising taxes.
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