Medicare For All

Force Field Analysis

Based on the above analysis the forces against the idea of Medicare-For-All seem slightly stronger. Of course, the scale may shift as the 2020 presidential campaign progresses.

Underlying philosophies are force drivers:

  • Market forces should set cost
  • Poor health literacy invalidates a free market
  • Once people have a social program they want to keep it
  • Healthcare is a right
  • Innovation requires high profit
  • Other developed countries provide healthcare at half the cost as in the United States
  • Danish style healthcare only applies to Danish people, not the diverse population in the U.S.
  • Poor people in the U.S. receive poor care
  • Humans prefer the devil they know rather than the devil they don’t.

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