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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Medicare for All

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We Desperately Need Medicare for All.
These 10 Statistics Prove It.

As the House Rules Committee officially begins discussing Medicare for All, heres a reminder of the disastrous state of American healthcare.

BY Gabe Levine-Drizin
In These Times
April 30, 2019

It’s a big week for Medicare for All. Today the House Rules Committee will hold its FIRST EVER congressional hearing to discuss U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-Wash.) MEDICARE FOR ALL ACT OF 2019, and on Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office will RELEASE a report addressing many of the key questions about single-payer healthcare. This discussion couldn’t come soon enough. Here’s a statistical snapshot of the gravity of America’s current healthcare crisis.

28,300,000 - People uninsured in the United States in the first quarter of 2018.

530,000 - Estimated number of families who file bankruptcy each year due to medical issues and bills

44% - Americans who didnt go to a doctor when they were sick or injured because of cost, according

34% - Cancer patients who borrowed money from friends or family to pay for care in 2016

79% - Increased death rate for cancer patients who filed for bankruptcy in 2016

$75,375 - Cost of a heart bypass operation in 2016 in the U.S.

$15,742 - Cost of a heart bypass operation in 2016 in the Netherlands

$1,443 - U.S. per capita spending on pharmaceutical costs in 2016, the highest in the world

840% - Increase in spending for insulin from 2007 to 2017 on Medicare Part D (MedicareҒs prescription drug plan)

$5,110,000,000,000 - Estimated 10-year cost savings of the single-payer healthcare system proposed in Sen. Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Act


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