NEJM: Devolving into a political rag?

More fire for Jacob Hacker’s “Medicare-for-all” propaganda piece in last week’s NEJM:

Dr. Hacker’s only criticism of Sicko, it seems, is that it doesn’t offer the solution he prefers, “Medicare for all”. While praising Medicare Hacker has this to say about private insurance: “Insurers erect obstacles to care, hassle patients and doctors”¦.” It’s safe to say Dr. Hacker doesn’t take care of Medicare patients. If he did he’d be aware of daily Medicare obstacles to patient care and hassles and threats to doctors’ autonomy.

Having a Ph.D with zero clinical experience wax eloquent in the revered NEJM smacks of editorial desperation to forward their agenda.


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