Medicare for All could take center stage in the 2020 election. Here’s what it means

By Lorie Konish-CNBC, February 5, 2019

“We can provide more reasonable health insurance for all and health services for all,” Votava said. “I know we can.

  • Health care and health-care costs rank high among the top concerns of Americans, along with the economy and terrorism.
  • More Americans are embracing expanding health-care accessibility.
  • Medicare for All — the latest idea to emerge in the national health-care debate — is still in its formative stages.

Americans say they want better health care. How that will happen is still up in the air.

Enter Medicare for All, a term that increasingly is being used by health-care advocates, politicians and aspiring presidential candidates.

The concept is the latest iteration of a complex discussion about medicine that goes back decades. The current goal: To come up with something better than the Affordable Care Act when it comes to giving more individuals access to care and reducing what they pay while putting fewer burdens on the medical industry.

The debate comes as more Americans worry about health-care issues. A recent poll from the Pew Research Center found that health care ranks as a top public concern, second only to the economy. Terrorism came in third. Read more…..

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