NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jul. 06, 2019 1 min read

“Medicare for All” is a single-payer, government-run health care program that will cover all Americans, and replace existing public and private plans.

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates are campaigning on instituting single-payer health care.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (1/8)

How much will Medicare cost?

A study by RAND estimates that federal spending on health care would increase from $1.09T per year to $3.5T, making the higher cost a common argument among Medicare for All critics.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (2/8)

The number of people without health care went down under the Affordable Care Act, but supporters of Medicare for All argue it did not go far enough, since about 27M people are still uninsured, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (3/8)

Supporters of Medicare for All argue that health care is a right, and it is the best way to ensure universal coverage for all Americans. One benefit: Americans wouldn’t have to worry about losing their plans if they change jobs.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (4/8)

Supporters also argue that a single-payer system might reduce total national health spending by some estimates and that money currently going to premiums would help offset the new taxes on individuals and families.
 https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (5/8)

High cost is one of the most common arguments against Medicare for All. Critics also argue that the transition to the program might be too disruptive, since about 155M people get health care through their employer  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (6/8)

Many 2020 Democratic candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris support Medicare for All. Others tend to favor making a Medicare-like plan optional.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256  (7/8)

Click the link below for an interactive look at where 2020 Democratic candidate stand on Medicare for All. (8/8) #NBCNewsThreads  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/what-medicare-all-how-would-it-work-n1014256 

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