Director, Next System Project
Single-Payer Would Be a Good Start, but Real Health Equity Means Tackling Economic Disparities
Dana Brown of the Democracy Collaborative writes for Truthout about tackling the healthcare gap by addressing economic inequality.
“The horrifying specter of Trumpcare, the shortfalls of Obamacare and the continued rise in overall health care costs in the United States have provided an important opening for proponents to put single-payer back on the table. Attempts at creating a national health insurance scheme have come close but failed several times before in US history. However, while it is imperative to ensure that every American has equal access to quality care, single-payer is insufficient when it comes to ensuring our right to health and well-being.”