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"Column: The cure for healthcare? An end to selfishness"

The Los Angeles Times quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Gerald Kominski in a column about the potential for health care cost savings under a Medicare for All or similar public option, and the complexities of discussing the idea. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

There’s a big reason why Americans pay about twice as much for healthcare as people in other developed countries, and it’s not corporate greed or political cowardice, although those are also factors.

It’s selfishness.

This was highlighted for me by the dozens of emails I received in response to my column last week on “Medicare for all.” I laid out the case for why conservative claims of financial Armageddon were wrong and why a national single-payer insurance plan could save us trillions of dollars annually.