'Medicare for all' could be cheaper than you think
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By Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Some of the original advocates for Medicare in the 1960s hoped to eventually extend it to everyone. AP Photo Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That’s perhaps why…