Most 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates have made Medicare for All part of their campaign platforms. Senator Bernie Sander is perhaps the most vocal about his belief that universal health care should take the place of private insurance. Opponents of Medicare for All say the plan could cost $32 trillion over ten years and cause rationing of healthcare. But researchers at the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) have looked at the financials of Medicare for all and believe it could actually lower health care costs. Carolee McGrath sat down with Jeanette Wicks-Lim, a researcher at UMass PERI, to learn more.
This interview originally aired on April 8, 2019.