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What is the best way to get health care to the most people in the United States? There are a lot of ideas out there and we're exploring them in our series Fixing Health Care.

Fixing Health Care: Medicare For All

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You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “Medicare for All” recently. Monday, we’ll talk about how much it would cost and what it would mean to end private insurers and build a single-payer health care system.

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Monday, we continue our series exploring the best way to get health care to the most people in America. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “Medicare for All” recently. Earlier this month, Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a proposal for a national health insurance program. We’ll talk about Sanders’ Medicare for All and how it compares to other Democratic plans. Will also ask how much it would cost and what it would mean to end private insurers.

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  • Michael Lighty is a leading proponent of the idea of Medicare For All. He served as the lead policy analyst for a single-payer health care bill recently proposed in the California State Senate.
  • Margot Sanger-Katz is a domestic correspondent for the New York Times, where she writes about health care for the Upshot blog, and about politics, economics, and everyday life for the newspaper's website. 

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