The problem with US health care is its cost and unequal coverage. We spend more than other developed nations on health care, but don’t have the best health outcomes, despite using expensive technology. Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, has a solution—have every one join Medicare and use its influence to pay medical providers to keep people healthy with practices like nurse visits to the homes of sick people. Cost savings and better health care would result.
Robert Reich, “Medicare Should be for All Ages,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 2011.