With the Supreme Court hearings on the individual mandate happening this week, healthcare reform is back in the news. It’s time to send letters to the editor all over the country saying, “Individual mandate or not, we need Medicare-for-all.”
The Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision to purchase health insurance is generating plenty of debate. Republicans (though they invented the mandate idea)  claim the mandate is an overextension of the federal government’s power, and Democrats (though they previously opposed the mandate)  are leery of anything that could tarnish their reputation during a presidential election year.
What’s missing from this debate (in the media and the halls of Congress), however, is that regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision, we will still be left with an inadequate healthcare reform law that leaves at least 20 million people uninsured, fails to reduce healthcare costs, and keeps for-profit, private insurance companies up and running.
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