Forbes March 14, 2019
Joshua Cohen

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article support among Democrats has slipped for Medicare for All. While this may be so it’s rather meaningless if what is entailed by Medicare for All is not fully understood by the people being polled. Moreover, some who tout Medicare for All, and some who vehemently oppose it, fail to have a basic understanding of what it means and what repercussions it will have.

Medicare for All would expand Medicare to all U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents and abolish the current system of employer-provided coverage, which would de facto establish a single payer system in the U.S.

Pointing to single payer systems Medicare for All proponents’ common refrain has become “let’s do what the rest of...