Opponents of Medicare for All (M4A) routinely use large, intimidating numbers to make it appear unaffordable. These figures must be counterbalanced by the even larger costs of doing nothing. Even the Koch-funded study designed to undercut M4A estimates it would *save more than $2 trillion* by 2031.
The human toll is the greatest cost of all. Matt Bruenig of the Public Policy Project estimates that if M4A is not passed, 320,000 people will die over a 10-year period. We cannot let that happen. Nor can we forget the millions of people who needlessly struggle with illness and disability because they lack adequate care.
We can have more, and better, healthcare if we stop settling for less.