Healthcare’s Social Imperative: Is It How We Pay, or How We Plan?

In the shadow of political debate over “Medicare for All” and other health-related proposals by presidential candidates, last month’s ruling by the US Court of Appeals reconsidering the “coverage mandate” of the Affordable Care Act adds more to the chaos over how to productively and efficiently address the healthcare needs of Americans.

With the persistent distraction about how to pay for care, we are ignoring a far more fundamental question that needs to be answered, not by elected officials, but in the hearts and