Replying to Robert Bacal —

This post is not about Bernie’s principles, which I largely share, but about about the way that he “works out the details for his own specific country” in the form of his Medicare for All plan. My point is that even in countries where health care is viewed as a right, we find nothing resembling Medicare for All — and there are good reasons we do not.

I would be interested in your comments on Universal Catastrophic Care, linked at the end of the post (which apparently you have not read). I think that plan matches the best features of the Canadian system while improving on some of its shortcomings. Here is the link again FYI: https://niskanencenter.org/blog/universal-catastrophic-coverage/

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Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.

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