The Detail That Could Make Medicare for All Generous — and Expensive

In his latest Axios column, Drew Altman wades into the Medicare for All discussion focusing on the pros and cons of a critical but under-discussed feature of the proposals – they have no cost sharing. Presenting data on out of pocket costs in other developed nations with national health plans, he concludes: “…the burden of rising out-of-pocket costs is one reason the plan could have appeal for many Americans — even if it’s not possible to get rid of them completely.”