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September 2, 2019

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–On the Show:

–A themed show on the American health care system, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years

–The Commonwealth Fund finds that the United States spends far more than eleven other high-income countries on health care, yet ranks last in outcomes

–The Obama administration confirms that under the Affordable Care Act, premiums will be up 22% next year and many consumers will be down to just one insurer

–David’s $829 10-minute-long doctor’s appointment

–Republican Senator Rand Paul, who previously claimed that single payer healthcare is “slavery,” reveals that he will be traveling to Canada, a country with socialized medicine, for an operation

–Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins David to discuss the predicted costs associated with Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all proposal

–Audience Question: Won’t Medicare for All kill private health insurance jobs?

–Caller wants to know how to rebut the right-wing argument that the United States is too big a country for single-payer to work

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