Lessons from the pandemic: Start with advancing Medicare for All

January 11, 2021 ☼ pandemichealthcare

Source: MinnPost - Link

Imagine a seamless, coordinated health care system that would be possible with national health insurance like that proposed by advocates of Medicare for All. Then think about what has transpired in our country since the pandemic began. Might we have fared better? Been more prepared? More cohesive as a people?

Clearly, we have witnessed the failure of the Trump administration to lead a coordinated, national, science-based, public health response to the pandemic. A state-by-state approach proved a disaster as wave after wave of virus spread to every corner of nation. The virus, if you will, trumped states’ rights. Pun intended.