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Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris’s universal healthcare bill is a step towards a humane and cost-effective system. ‘We need to learn to trust our eyes and ears.’ A protester at a demonstration for single-payer healthcare for alll Californians, South Gate, June 2017. Speaking to opponents of universal healthcare in the US today is much like speaking to a moon-landing denier or any other conspiracy theorist – they insist on arguing impossibility in the face of proven reality.
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...