If There’s an Argument for Medicare for All That Ought to Convince Everyone, It’s This Epidemic
This is episode 32, “If There's an Argument for Medicare for All That Ought to Convince Everyone, It's This Epidemic.”
My guest, David Himmelstein, MD, is a Distinguished Professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College.
Dr. Himmelstein is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 journal articles and three books, and is a top expert on the waste and abuse of our current health care system.
Do not miss this episode as Dr. Himmelstein describes the United States’ devastating response to the coronavirus pandemic and how a single-payer Medicare for All system would help.
Episode 32 Transcript
People’s Action and Healthcare for All
The U.S. Has the Worst Healthcare System Among Wealthy Nations
Why Medicare for All Is Better Than Direct Contracting.
Why Medicare for All Will Provide More Freedom
Drowning, Guns, Healthcare and What People Say
Clarifying a Few Points
The Reintroduction of Medicare for All Bills and Why We Need Medicare for All
Some Changes Needed in Our Current Healthcare System
Why Does the Government Keep Letting Medicare Advantage Plan Companies Off the Hook
Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Automatic Denials
Why Doesn’t the Government Provide the Same Help to People Who Are Denied Care?
Fifty Years of Failure
More on ACO REACH and Why We Need to End It
End ACO REACH
The Free Market Cannot Solve Every Problem
The Security Threat of Our Current Healthcare System
Why We Need Single-Payer Medicare for All in the United States
The Illogic and Fraud of Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare: A Complicated Mess
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