Herald Homework: Medicare for All would save money

I am here to argue in favor of Medicare for All, which is exponentially better than our current health care system, because it provides coverage to all Americans, equalizes that coverage, and saves our citizens thousands.

Primarily, all Americans are provided health care through this system. As one knows, there are large disparities in health care, and doctors specifically target the wealthy to profit. Medicare for All would completely eliminate this and provide adequate coverage to all citizens.

Moreover, Medicare for All equalizes care, regardless of race and financial background. Even if you are wealthy, the poor that go to emergency rooms cost hospitals billions of dollars. This drives up the numbers on your tax bill (congratulations!).

In another light, Medicare for All would save Americans a ton of money. Medicare for All eliminates co-pays and other fees and helps the deprived access necessary care. This also saves companies money; the expenses of negotiating with different insurance companies are nonexistent.

Some may argue that this would increase government spending and the federal deficit, adding to U.S’ staggeringly expensive health care system. However, taxing the wealthy further is extremely more beneficial than depriving the needy and poor of the care they need. Medicare for All could also bring the age down in increments: from 50-65, then 40, then 30, and so on, until it covers every adult in America. I am calling on you to promote Medicare for All, and to take the necessary actions to make Medicare for All reality; and as a result improve our current corrupt healthcare system.

Winston C.

sixth grade

Mill Creek

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