Bernie Sanders’s $32 trillion Medicare-for-all plan is actually kind of a bargain
The federal government would spend a lot more money on health care, but overall US health spending would be about the same as otherwise projected.
A single-payer Medicare for All system would reduce the amount the U.S. spends on health care by more than $2 trillion, a Koch brothers-funded study released Monday found.
I know that the only thing a lot of people hear during discussions about Medicare for All, or Single Payer, or any other government healthcare program is that their taxes will increase.
But for some reason, the same people never seem to hear the part about how you won't have to pay insurance premiums anymore.
You won't have to pay deductibles.
You won't have to pay copays.
There won't be some middleman trying to make a profit between your payment to the hospital. Instead, your tax dollars will go directly to the hospital.
You won't have to pay the emergency room costs for people who had easily-preventable conditions.
The expanded risk pool will lower the overall costs for everyone.
We.would.save.money. and, perhaps more critically (at least those who think we should all be well, not just the wealthy – which is where we're headed) everyone would be covered.