Medicare for All: The Next Step in the New Deal – HuffPost

Reagan’s successors — conservative Republicans and centrist Democrats — failed to challenge his assertion about government. Rather than push for further expansion of Medicare, they looked to market-based, tax-favored, private sector schemes. For those who couldn’t afford private health insurance, they advocated, at most, subsidies, tax credits, and means-tested programs operated at the state level (e.g., Medicaid and CHIP).

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