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The country can barely afford funding Medicare now–“Medicare for All” is foolhardy

 

September 24, 2020



While people on the political left continue to demand a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health care system for the United States, Americans should understand the looming financial unsustainability facing the existing Medicare program.

Medicare began in 1965 as single-payer, government plan for seniors 65 years of age and older. It is funded by three sources–payroll taxes, premiums paid b...



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