The Bernie Sanders solution: Is universal health care the best plan for the US?

Sep 13, 2017

Emergency Rally In Columbus, OH With Bernie Sanders And To Stop Trumpcare

Bernie Sanders speaks during a Stop Trumpcare emergency rally with at Express Live on June 25, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.; Credit: Duane Prokop/Getty Images for


Sen. Bernie Sanders will publicly unveil a new version of his single-payer healthcare bill today.

Among his ticket of early supporters and 15 co-sponsors include Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico). Following a House bill allowing Medicare for all, the bill will eventually die in a GOP Congress. But aside from political debate, what does universal health care need to succeed in America?

AirTalk dives into a full hour of analysis with economists and policy experts.


Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent for the New York Times; she has been following the story; she tweets @sangerkatz

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

Nomiki Konst, correspondent for The Young Turks Network and a former Bernie Sanders surrogate in 2016

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Tevi Troy, CEO of the American Health Policy Institute and author of the book, “Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office

Richard M. Scheffler, a professor of health economics and public policy at UC Berkeley

Sally C. Pipes, president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on free-market solutions to policy problems

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