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There is a knee-jerk reaction among proponents of a single-payer system for health insurance who keep mindlessly reciting the mantra, Medicare For All! The problem is that even though Medicare is one of the most popular government programs–a veritable sacred cow politically–the fact is expansion of the plan to cover all Americans would never work. If you doubt me, do the math.

What supporters fail to take into account is basic actuarial science. This is the backbone (or at least should be) of insurance pricing decisions, but the public rarely considers the statistical work that goes into making an insurance policy financially sound.

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