More than a dozen candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. All of them support providing health care coverage to more Americans, but they differ on their approaches. Some candidates propose that the U.S. adopt Medicare-for-all, without providing details on how it would be achieved, while others favor improving coverage through the Affordable Care Act. What might better coverage look like? Would anyone lose their current form of health insurance under either approach?
Center for Health and Biosciences director Vivian Ho explored how the government’s role in health care could be expanded under a Democratic president — and the potential costs for consumers and taxpayers.
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