Doctor: Improved Medicare for All will Fix Flaws in US Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several shortcomings in the U.S. health care system: The illusion of reliable employer-based health insurance is crumbling. Our safety nets have wide geographic variations. High-deductible insurance plans result in delayed care for people with chronic conditions. Underlying racial and geographic disparities in care are worsening. Our current system fails on the three pillars of an adequate healthcare system – cost, access, and quality. Medicare is better than private insurance The U.S. spends far more on health care than any other nation, but our life expectancy has fallen behind. We must use the lessons of this [...]