"A large share of Medicare administrative costs are tied up in tasks like eligibility determination... that would no longer exist in a Medicare for All system."
“Democrats who understand the profound need for Medicare for All don’t want a pat on the head. We want a genuine political commitment to healthcare as a human right.”
The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.
Due to the loss of income, people in states that expanded Medicaid under care of the ACA could become eligible for Medicaid coverage.
“The level of inequity that you’re seeing … it’s part of this pattern.”
Our mental health care system needs to disassociate with private health insurance in order to actually benefit U.S. citizens.
“Why when I choose from the corpus of terms relating to universal healthcare I choose nationalized healthcare, because healthcare is rendered a national issue when we all rely on it.”
It’s clear that the American system of making health insurance a privilege only for those who work—or for those poor and old enough to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare—has made the U.S. especially vulnerable to Covid-19.