Just who are the winners and who are the losers in a single-payer healthcare system?
In the eyes of Chris Jacobs, what major problems exist in the universal healthcare systems in Canada and the UK?
How would “Medicare for All” affect wait times and access to treatment, especially for people who need more specialized care?
And what kinds of marketplace distortions and perverse incentives might result?
This is American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸, and I’m Jan Jekielek.
Today, guest host Joshua Philipp, who hosts our new channel, Crossroads, sits down with Chris Jacobs, author of “The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ Will Wreck America’s Health Care System―And Its Economy.” Jacobs is also the founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group.
We discuss how, in Jacobs’ eyes, “Medicare for All” would increase wait times, lead to more fraud and corruption, and hurt senior citizens as well as society’s sickest and most vulnerable.
We also look at how 71% of Americans would actually pay more under Bernie Sanders’ single-payer healthcare plan, according to analysis conducted by Emory University professor Kenneth Thorpe.