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How An Expanded Medicare For All System Would Work & Transform Health Care In The US

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In March, Rep. Pramila Jayapal reintroduced the Medicare for All Act into Congress
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re taking your questions about what an improved and expanded Medicare for All system would look like. How will it work and how will we get there?

The US spends more on health care than any other industrialized nation, but it ranks last in health care access and quality, according to the Health System Tracker. One in 10 Americans have no health care coverage at all. More Americans lack access to health care than citizens in any other wealthy country. Health care advocates say Medicare for All is the only solution.

Guests:

Dr. Micah Johnson, physician, health care researcher and co-author of Medicare For All: A Citizen’s Guide

Phillip Kim, community organizer with the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United campaign for Medicare for All

Web Resources:

Jacobin, Jonathan Michels: Winning Medicare for All Would Have Massive Implications Beyond Health Care

Data for Progress, Sanjay Kishore & Micah Johnson: EXPAND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS TO HEAL THE NATION

CNN, Abdul El-Sayed and Micah Johnson: Medicare for All would have ensured the US had a better pandemic response

CapRadio, Sammy Caiola: With Latest California Single Payer Health Care Bill Shelved, Advocates Push Newsom For Support

Stanford Medicine: Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare, according to Stanford study

Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.