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Medicare for All Argument Outline


*Premature Death



*Opioids (M4A solves root cause of opioid epidemic and private insurance encourages prescribing pain killers rather than survery)

*Expanding Access General

*Rural Hospitals closing now. (M4A allows them to stay open)

*Disparate Health Impact


  • Moral responsibility for care
  • Equality 
  • (a) Race
  • (b) Gender
  • (c) LGBT
  • (d) Transgender

*Mental health care good

*Abortion access good


*Health care costs

  • High salaries
  • Profits
  • Administrative overhead
  • No bulk purchasing
  • M4All reduces
  • Health care costs hurt the economy


  • Health care costs reduce consumer spending
  • Reducing employer health care costs increases wages
  • M4All is a stimulus
  • Increased productivity
  • Job switching
  • M4All is an economic stimulus

*Immigrant (including illegal/undocumented) health care good

*Military readiness

*Cooperative federalism


  • Trump good
  • Trump bad

*Lots of administrative complications with private insurance lead to doctor burn out and quitting


Economy -(Massive Disruption)

Collapse private insurance industry, Massive unemployment from it

Pharmaceutical Innovation DA. Link through Price controls harming the ability for pharmaceutical companies to invest in R&D. Impact to pharmaceutical company philanthropy and providing drugs to the developing world.

— The are also drug shortages impacts and gene therapy good (solves cancer) impacts.
— Third world drugs/vaccines. High profits mean that companies can afford to give away free drugs
— High drug prices in the US underwrite global drug development

Tax increases (capital gains)

Reduce profits for pharmaceutical industry


Hospital Collapse (reducing payments to hospitals collapses hospitals)

 — rural hospitals

 — urban hospitals

 — public hospitals


M4ALL increases taxes, taxes bad

Drug Price Controls Bad

No private insurance – “a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act” 

Demand for Care

Wait times


Reduced innovation

Medicare Advantage good

Doctors quit

Brain Drain
— doctors quit, have to hire more foreign doctors
— increasing demand generally means more foreign doctors hired

Not enough space

COVID/Flu Season — Socialized medical systems have failed to handle cold/fly season

Immigration (birth or residency)

No solvency – doctors schedules are already limited can’t see current patient needs

Low reimbursement rates means doctors quit and hospitals close

Medical Tourism decrease

Abortion Bad

Market key to medical innovation