On Kenneth Thorpe’s Analysis of Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Reform Plan

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank. Thorpe’s analysis rests on several incorrect, and occasionally outlandish, assumptions. Moreover, it is at odds with analyses of the costs […]

On Kenneth Thorpe’s Analysis of Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Reform Plan

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank. Thorpe’s analysis rests on several incorrect, and occasionally outlandish, assumptions. Moreover, it is at odds with analyses of the costs […]

Is ‘Medicare for All’ really unrealistic?

There has been much in the news lately about the “single payer” health insurance reform idea, or so-called “Medicare for All,” and whether it is realistic or politically unfeasible. I have been a member of the Physicians for a National Health Program, the original proponents of this idea, for more than 20 years. I’ve also […]

Bernie Sanders’s health-care plan is the biggest attack on the rich of this campaign

Last fall, the Wall Street Journal estimated Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would cost the government a whopping $15 trillion over a decade. Sanders’ campaign objected – loudly – over that price tag. On Sunday evening, just before the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, Sanders finally released details of his plan, including a headline price […]