By Larry Mantle
KPCC, AirTalk, July 31, 2019
Last night’s Democratic presidential debates included a discussion on health care reform.
Perhaps one of the most notable moments was when former Maryland congressman John Delaney questioned the feasibility of Medicare for all and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren came back with sharp responses.
But neither Sanders or Warren addressed Delaney’s criticism of their plan.
To grapple with the various strategies candidates presented at last night’s debates for implementing Medicare for all, Larry sits down with three health care experts.
Kavita Patel, M.D., non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and primary care physician; she served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House.
Avik Roy, president of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a non-profit think tank, policy editor at Forbes and former policy advisor to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Paul Song, M.D., radiation oncologist and President of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
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