Episode 50: A Canadian Doctor Walks Into A Bar…And Schools Us on Single-Payer

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If Danielle Martin tells you that single-payer is more popular in Canada than ice hockey and the Royal Mounted Police, trust me, it’s worth believing this doctor from the North—Bernie Sanders does, inviting her to stand with him when he recently unveiled his single-payer, “Medicare for All” plan.

Martin is a clear, smart advocate for single-payer health care and she joins me for an in-depth conversation that answers everything you ever will be asked, and wanted to know, about how the Canadian system works—including how it needs to be made better even as it is undeniably better, by far, than the bankruptcy-causing, sickness-encouraging system in the U.S. Check out her book, Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians”.

Our Robber Baron of the week is Tom Rutledge, the CEO of Charter/Spectrum.

 

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