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Winners and Losers of ‘Medicare For All’

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By Charles Blahous

Economics 21, May 22, 2019

Dr. Chuck Blahous, who testified (with Grace-Marie Turner) before the House Rules Committee last month on Medicare for All, lists key findings:

  • New federal costs under M4A would be unprecedentedly large
  • We do not know how or whether the federal government could successfully finance its additional spending under M4A
  • The projected additional costs of M4A’s coverage expansion would exceed the potential savings from eliminating private health insurance administration
  • Current M4A proposals would sharply cut payments to health providers while increasing health service demand, most likely causing supply shortages, and disrupting Americans’ timely access to health care, and
  • The costs of M4A would be borne most directly by health providers and those most in need of health services. Click here to read more. 
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