Medicare for All as an LGBTQ Issue

When pundits talk about Medicare for All, they often depict it as strictly a health-care issue. Discussions are limited to whether the policy will make our health-care system more efficient and cost effective, and whether it would bolster economic growth.

But the benefits of Medicare for All extend far beyond reducing health-care costs. Since marginalized groups like the LGBTQ community face some of the greatest difficulties in affording health care, we should view Medicare for All as more than just a health-care plan—we should also see it as a social-justice issue and LGBTQ-justice issue.

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