Why Medicare for All Won’t Work: An interview with former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala


Appearing on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL and former HHS Secretary) explained that her constituents tell her they want to keep their private coverage, not be pushed into the one-size-fits-all government-run health care system known as “Medicare for all”:
Rep. Shalala:
“…Out of my own experience and out of what my constituents tell me – they want to keep their private health insurance. They do not necessarily want to go into a government program. For those people who have very good private health insurance, they don’t want to go to a lesser program. Medicare is not as good as many of the private insurance plans we currently have … But, more importantly, why should we spend money when people have good private health insurance? We need to cover those who don’t have coverage now.” Click here to read more.