Coronavirus Proves U.S. Needs Medicare-for-All, its Advocates Say

Medicare-for-all advocates say the coronavirus pandemic makes their case.

The public health crisis, they say, boosts their arguments for a single-payer system and the comprehensive, affordable coverage it promises — even after a presidential primary in which Democratic candidates inched away from the controversial idea of overhauling the U.S. health-care system to have it resemble the nationalized programs in other countries.

People have lost their employer-sponsored health plans at record rates as unemployment skyrockets. It took weeks to ramp up testing in a clunky and complex health-care system. Some people are still getting billed for coronavirus-related testing, despite laws requiring it to be fully covered. Read More: Washington Post

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