White Paper: Making the Case for Single Payer Health Reform: It is Time for Medicare for All

Executive Summary:

The health care system in the United States is better described as a non-system of expensive illness intervention that covers too few and costs too much. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to health care for all, yet we spend twice as much on health care as any other nation. Our high spending does not buy good health outcomes, as the U.S. ranks poorly in all basic indicators of health when compared to other industrialized countries.