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'What The Health' Full Episode: Medicare For All Explained

"Medicare for all" would fundamentally change our health care system and could help decide elections in 2020. But few are saying what it means.
Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 08:58:29-05

The phrase "Medicare for all" is slowly becoming as ubiquitous in American political debates as any number of classics — the size of government, tax reform, gun rights and even "the wall."

But do supporters realize Medicare covers far less than private insurance? That it doesn't cover long-term care? That most people have to pay out-of-pocket for gap insurance to cover their health care costs properly?

And do opponents realize "Medicare for all" is a label now being placed on a number of health system proposals? That there's already a far larger government role in our health care system than private insurance advocates want to acknowledge?

In this episode of "What The Health," our panel devotes a full show to explaining the nuances of "Medicare for all," the various proposals that would fundamentally change how health care in the U.S. works.

You can see "What The Health" every Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern on the Newsy channel. Click here for local listings.