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  • Medicare For All - I like it! How do we pay for it?

    Sanders Institute Fellows Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings from Robert Pollin’s recent study, Economic Analysis of Medicare for All at the Sanders Institute Gathering. Pollin and his co-authors find that “on balance you have a system that delivers decent high-quality health care for everybody. Nobody ever has to worry, nobody has to go bankrupt, nobody has to fear about not being able to get care. All of that goes away, and we end up still saving a little less than 10% relative to what we pay now. That’s the core of Medicare For All.”

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  • How We Win Medicare For All

    The voices of the nurses of our country are important. They care for patients in their greatest time of need. As the healing hands at the bedside, they have been the consistent witnesses to the inequality of our current health care system. They bear witness to the need for systemic change. They believe as we all do that our collective activism is the catalyst for change.

    In this panel at the Sanders Institute Gathering, National Nurses United brought together experts on how we can achieve Medicare for All.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: “Economic Analysis of the Medicare for All Act of 2017” Unveiled at Sanders Institute Gathering

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  • Real News Network: Most Americans Want Medicare For All, Without Private Insurers

    In this Real News Network interview Sanders Institute Fellows Bob Pollin & Michael Lighty speak about the different possible versions of Medicare for All. They argue that Medicare for All does not have to, and should not, include private insurers like Medicare does today.

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  • Now That Everybody Is for Medicare for All, Opponents Say Let’s Dilute It

    Only a mass social movement can overcome the huge resource and political advantages of the medical-industrial complex. It requires elected officials having to choose between voters and donors - and creating an overwhelming demand that forces them to accede to fundamental reform. To be clear, that means guaranteed healthcare for all with no barriers to care.

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  • Robert Pollin: Medicare For All, With Money to Spare

    In this radio recording, Robert Pollin describes his recent study on Medicare for All - why it would not only work, but cost far less than what healthcare currently costs in America.

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  • Medicare for All Makes a Lot of Sense

    The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under what advocates call "M4A," health care coverage would expand while total spending on health care -- by companies, individuals and the government -- would decline because of lower costs. More would be paid through the government and less through private insurers.

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