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Policy Matters

Nov 6, 2019

Healthcare is a hot topic in the ongoing race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.  It is likely to be so in the 2020 general election.    Several major candidates – notably Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – have proposed a universal government-financed program called “Medicare for All.”  What is Medicare for All?   What is it designed to do?   How much will it cost?   And are there other, less sweeping suggestions to reform our health-care finance system?

This episode’s guest is Dr. Vivian Ho, Director of the Center for Health and Biosciences here at the Baker Institute.  Vivian is an expert on the US healthcare system in all its bewildering complexity. 

Note:   This episode was recorded before Senator Warren released her Medicare-for-All plan.