News Release

Saving Money on Health Care


An anesthesiologist in St. Charles, Iowa, Lind is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program and will be at the forum today. Lind will be speaking at a news conference beforehand. He said today: “The single payer ‘Medicare for All’ proposal put forward by Rep. John Conyers had over 90 co-sponsors in the last session of Congress and is well on its way to having over 100 co-sponsors this session.

“One of the biggest myths is that we can’t afford to fix health care. In fact, the ‘Medicare for All’ solution would save more than $300 billion because private, for-profit insurance companies lose 25 to 30 percent on overhead, profit and marketing. Compare that to Medicare’s overhead, which is only 3 percent. That saving gives you enough money to cover the 46 million in the U.S. who are uninsured as well as to expand some benefits like mental health and dental coverage for the insured.”

Upcoming regional forums are in North Carolina on March 31 and Los Angeles on April 6. See a report on the last forum (from WPTZ, an NBC affiliate) in Vermont.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167