Even the study by the Mercatus Center says there is an overall savings in an M4A program. “Even the Mercatus Center, a right-wing think tank, recently found about $2 trillion in net savings over 10 years from a single-payer Medicare for All system. Most importantly, everyone in America would have high-quality health care coverage.” Interesting.
I’m not sure if M4A is the right path forward. I tend to lean towards a public option that could potentially lead to a single-payer system. But this opinion piece raises some interesting questions.
Full disclosure: TRICARE, which is where I have my health coverage, IS a single-payer system, as is VA coverage if I choose to switch.