Adam Gaffney

Adam Gaffney

Adam Gaffney is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He is a board member in the advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program and is the author of To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History.

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The CBO report provides one of the most detailed explorations to date of the economics of single-payer financing. (Photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Universal Healthcare for Less! CBO Scores Medicare for All
For the first time in a quarter century, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has undertaken an economic analysis of single-payer health care reform, also known as Medicare for All. The more than 200-page working paper, released last month, includes a rich explanation of methodology together with...
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Not bothering to push for Medicare for All today will guarantee that it doesn’t happen tomorrow. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Medicare For All: If Not Now, When?
The rise of Medicare for All has triggered mixed reactions. Supporters see it as a cause for hope — the culmination of decades of research, education, and advocacy. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is dyspeptic, fuming in his recent State of the Union that single-payer would “bankrupt our...
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Sunday, February 09, 2020
Trump Says Covering All Immigrants Would Bankrupt Our Healthcare System. That’s a Lie.
During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Trump put Medicare for All in the crosshairs. Single-payer healthcare will “bankrupt our nation by providing free taxpayer-funded healthcare to millions of illegal aliens,” he seethed , “forcing taxpayers to subsidize free care for anyone...
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Yet there is a reason why Graham’s bill crashed and burned, and why single-payer may one day succeed despite such threats of impalement. Views
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Collapse of Trumpcare and the Rise of Single Payer
Two major developments in September upended US healthcare politics. The month’s end saw the failure of a last-ditch blitz by Senate Republicans to dispatch the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via the Graham-Cassidy bill, a painful defeat for opponents of Obamacare, including President Trump. And on 13...
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