From the Billings Gazette; a blog post in favor of Medicare for all.
Removing insurance companies as intermediaries will reduce costs and confusion. It makes no sense to have insurance companies deciding if a person will have treatment, even though the doctor recommends it.
No insurance company decides if a person will have treatment, they decide who will pay for it.
So, does it make more sense to have a government agency make that decision? Does it make more sense for government to allocate health care resources to balance a budget? Or, does it make more sense for politicians to decide what your health care will cover and how much you will pay?
Look at Medicare. It’s not affordable or adequately funded now and the average person with Medicare pays more than a younger person with the same income when you consider the Part B premium, the Part D premium, the Medigap premium and for many the income tax on a portion of their Social Security. That is why 31% of beneficiaries enroll in privately operating Part C of Medicare.