I’m in total agreement about Medicare for All and the importance of making heathcare a right.
But we need to get our facts straight. FTA: “…my cousin is just one of the twenty people who die every minute in the United States for lack of health care.” Annually that would be 365 x 24 x 60 x 20 = 10.5 million a year. Considering that there were 2.8 million deaths in the US in 2017 from all causes, the 20 people per minute figure is way off.
Googling, I found a study that estimated 45,000 deaths a year. That would be about 5 deaths an hour. But there can be no doubt that some people die from lack of medical insurance, including the author’s cousin. 45,000 deaths is still more than the number of people who die in auto accidents, and is totally unacceptable
We Americans are paying an arm and a leg for health care that doesn’t even cover everyone including thousands a year who die unnecessarily from lack of coverage. Medicare for All!