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With a single sentence, Obama moves Medicare for all into the political mainstream

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior fellow at the Fielding School's Center for Health Policy Research, commented in a Los Angeles Times article about former President Obama's endorsement of expanding Medicare to all Americans.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

“President Obama’s endorsement is significant because it acknowledges that we still have important steps to take to guarantee universal healthcare in the U.S.,” said Gerald Kominski, a professor of health policy and management at UCLA.

“Adults in America are still very vulnerable to being uninsured, or subject to disruptions in insurance they get through their employer,” he told me.

“As more baby boomers become eligible for Medicare, they understand that, for the first time in their lives, they have insurance that can’t be taken away from them. And they like having that security.”