New single-payer plans don’t need to worry about carving out roles for health-care profiteers.
- Adam Gaffney
- The Nation
Does achieving “Medicare for All” mean mostly eliminating private health insurance?
Single-payer proponents say yes: After all, if a public plan provides comprehensive, no-deductible coverage for everyone, nobody would want—much less be willing pay for—duplicative private coverage.
Yet candidates who previously embraced single-payer sometimes seem a bit unsure. For instance, Senator Cory Booker, who co-sponsored Senator Bernie Sanders’s single-payer plan back in 2017, was asked whether he…