What if Universal, Government-Backed Health Care Doesn’t Actually Make Poor People Healthier?

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MINOT, N.D. — Every single Democratic candidate for president in 2020 backs expanding access to health care through some form of a government program.

Per the Washington Post, some of the candidates want everyone in the Medicare program. Others want a sort of public option for health coverage.

The basis of these policy positions is the assumption that expanded health insurance coverage will make Americans, and particularly Americans at the lower ends of the income spectrum, healthier.

Is this true?

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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