‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020 - The New York Times: Democrats dream of expanding Medicare, but struggle to define the role of the popular private plans that now cover more than one-third of the 60 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Gets into the important issue of Medicare Advantage and whether there should be a role for the private insurance companies. Current political practice would support letting them do it. The best way is to take them out of it.
As Adam Green says in this article:
“No, absolutely not. Why would it? Medicare for all, in the end, means fundamental systemic change. People would no longer be at the mercy of for-profit insurers that make money by denying people care.”
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