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Experts debate all-payer setups vs. Medicare for all

Politico, March 15, 2013
Health care prices are too damn high. That's the punch line to the provocative Time magazine piece "Bitter Pill" by Steven Brill, who laid out his diagnosis of the problem Wednesday at a Center for American Progress panel. He cited sky-high hospital executive salaries and operating margins, monopolistic and opaque pricing by providers and a fearsome lobbying force -- many times larger than those of the oil and gas or defense industries -- that has beaten policymakers into submission.