How to Straighten Out the Medicare Maze

“Medicare for all” was a central theme in the initial Democratic debates and promises to be a defining issue in the primaries. While nearly all the candidates support expanded access, they should be pressed on another crucial question: How will they reduce the burdens involved in dealing with the interwoven public and private insurance systems that provide our health care coverage? As parents of a child with a disability caused by a rare genetic syndrome, we’ve wasted hundreds of hours sorting out enrollment choices, completing unending forms and engaging in maddeningly repetitious conversations, all to ensure that our daughter receives the care she needs and that we don’t get stuck with financially devastating bills. ….[READ]