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Intellections Discussion

Can Medicare For All Reduce the Cost of Care?

What would happen if a single-payer, Medicare for All–type program were created in the United States?


Healthcare quality would decrease; the government would control all costs under a single-payer. The government also limits the number of Dr available for services as one of the methods to make the option more affordable. The government restricted the types of drugs used to treat patients, decreasing the availability of Dr patient visits. as one of many problems this service would create. Many doctors seek to make more time for private services where the prices vary considerably more than the government pays.