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Elisabeth Rosenthal on the Single-Payer System and the Future of Health care

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Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hold signs during an event on health care September 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sen. Sanders held an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images))

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders presented his "Medicare for All" bill to promote single-payer health care. We'll discuss Sanders' bill, the arguments for and against the single-payer system and the plausibility of it ever coming to fruition in the United States. We'll also discuss the larger topic of health care markets with medical doctor and Kaiser Health News editor Elisabeth Rosenthal.

Guest:

Elisabeth Rosenthal, medical doctor and editor-in-chief, Kaiser Health News; author of "An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back"

More Information:

Here’s What’s in Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Bill (NPR)

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