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What the Medicare for All Fight Is Really About

by Bill Hayes

In Debatable, the New York Times looks at issues of the day,offering either short explanations or differing short opinion pieces (with links to more explanations or opinions). A recent Debatable looked at the following:

The debate: Is single-payer health care, to use Ms. Warren’s words, “the gold standard” or, as Senator Amy Klobuchar puts it, “a pipe dream”?

The moderates, led by Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, believe that Medicare for All is needlessly heavy-handed and prohibitively expensive.

Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren say that replacing private insurance is the only way to guarantee every American affordable health care as a human right. [more]