“Medicare for All” is an aggregation of legislative proposals intended to provide health care coverage to every American through a federal single-payer health insurance program. The single-payer systems can be found worldwide and may vary by what benefits they offer, how they are funded, who is eligible, and more.
According to Lewis Thomas, “Doctors, once dressed up in one professional costume or another, have been in busy practice since the earliest records of every culture on the earth. It is hard to think of a more dependable or enduring occupation, harder still to imagine any future events leading to its extinction.”
“Physician practices continue to be under significant financial stress due to reductions in patient volume and revenue, in addition to higher expenses for supplies that are scarce for some physicians. More economic relief is needed now from Congress as some medical practices contemplate the brink of viability, particularly smaller practices that are facing a difficult road to recovery.”