Prominent economics expert says Biden obscures the truth on Medicare for All

Robert Pollin, distinguished university professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, says the lack of universal healthcare in the U.S. is exacerbating the coronavirus crisis due to “the absurdity that people cannot feel confident that they are going to get medical treatment” when they need it most. Despite overwhelming public support for universal healthcare, former Vice President and front-runner in the Democratic primary race Joe Biden has vowed that should he become president, he would veto Medicare for All legislation sent to him by Congress, arguing that the cost of implementation is too high. Biden’s claim “flies against all the evidence we have,” says Pollin. “We know [Medicare for All] will save money because every other advanced economy is delivering health care for all … at roughly half of what we now pay.”

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