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Medicare for All - John Geyman M.D.
In an editorial published by the Huffington Post on January 24, 2013, John Geyman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, makes a case that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) only goes part of the way to improve our broken health care system, and in the end will not be able to fix the continuing problems of rising health care costs, lack of access to health care for millions of Americans, and variable quality with worse outcomes than in other developed nations of the world.
This is the best article I have read regarding why we need Medicare for all:
"According to Dr. Geyman, “The ACA’s fundamental flaw is that it props up an inefficient and exploitative private health insurance industry while not recognizing that deregulated markets can’t fix systemic problems of access, costs, quality, equity, accountability and sustainability.” In Dr. Geyman’s view, this flows from the political fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was “crafted in large part by corporate stakeholders who are themselves responsible for the high costs of U.S. health care.”