An article from In These Times lists 10 stats showing why Medicare-for-All would provide and protect a human right. As you know, healthcare is currently going unaddressed under capitalism.
28,300,000 – People uninsured in the United States in the first quarter of 2018.
530,000 – Estimated number of families who file bankruptcy each year due to medical issues and bills
44% – Americans who didn’t go to a doctor when they were sick or injured because of cost, according
34% – Cancer patients who borrowed money from friends or family to pay for care in 2016
79% – Increased death rate for cancer patients who filed for bankruptcy in 2016
$75,375 – Cost of a heart bypass operation in 2016 in the U.S.
$15,742 – Cost of a heart bypass operation in 2016 in the Netherlands
$1,443 – U.S. per capita spending on pharmaceutical costs in 2016, the highest in the world
840% – Increase in spending for insulin from 2007 to 2017 on Medicare Part D (Medicare’s prescription drug plan)
$5,110,000,000,000 – Estimated 10-year cost savings of the single-payer healthcare system proposed in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act
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