Friday, September 20, 2019

What's so great about Medicare?

Kaiser Family Foundation polling indicates that when a majority of Americans say they're in favor of Medicare for all, most are thinking of the program as it currently exists, not as Bernie Sanders re-imagines it.*

Which raises the question: Why is Medicare's brand so strong?  I've explored the question over at, companion site to

Personally I would rate Medicare somewhere along the lines of a review advertised by a Cleveland restaurant long ago: Not great, but more than adequate when you consider the alternatives. For all its gaps and flaws, Americans exhale when they hit age 65. Hope you'll click through for a bit more detail.

* Most apparently are also thinking that everyone should be able to opt in, not that everyone should be auto-enrolled with no alternatives.

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