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Extremely Offline: Adam Gaffney and Chris Pope on Health Care Reform

August 31, 2019 Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse Season 1 Episode 17
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Extremely Offline: Adam Gaffney and Chris Pope on Health Care Reform
Show Notes

Health care in America remains one of the most important issues for partisans on every side, as costs continue to rise with no end in sight.

Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians for a National Health Program, believes that the best way to tackle this problem is through a single-payer health care system, in which everybody receives health insurance from the U.S. federal government, free at the point of service. 

Chris Pope, who researches health care at the Manhattan Institute, disagrees. He prefers a more market-based approach and argues that government intervention generally makes prices worse.

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