Study claims Medicare for All Could Have Prevented More Than 338,000 US Covid Deaths

Source: Common Dreams

“Covid-19 has killed more than one million people in the United States over the past two years, but more than 338,000 of those lives could have been saved if the country had a universal single-payer healthcare system such as Medicare for All. That’s according to new peer-reviewed research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Although U.S. residents pay more for healthcare than their peers around the world, the nation’s fragmented for-profit model leaves tens of millions of people uninsured and delivers worse outcomes. Unnecessary costs and preventable deaths were already rampant in the U.S. before the coronavirus took hold, but the ongoing pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated the many preexisting inequalities that have contributed to exceptionally high mortality compared with other high-income countries.” (06/14/22)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/14/medicare-all-could-have-prevented-more-338000-us-covid-deaths-study