Why Medicare for All Will Work

By Elizabeth Rosenthal, M.D.
New York Times, September 13, 2017

To the Editor:

Bravo, Senator Sanders! As a physician for 50 years and an activist with Physicians for a National Health Program, I am overjoyed to see this common-sense legislation. This morning, wearing a T-shirt with “Single-Payer Health Care for People Not for Profit” on the front, I was asked, “What is that?”

“Medicare for All,” I replied.

“Oh, I’m for that” was the reply. “It’s so simple!”

Now comes the big struggle against those who profit from our current system. We must show our legislators that their jobs are in jeopardy if they fail to support this bill.