It’s hardly surprising that health care is shaping up to be a central issue of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign. Despite several plans floated by Democratic candidates, much of the debate still comes down to one question: Who will get stuck with the bill?
That’s a good question, to be sure, but it misses the most important point. That bill is outrageously high: More than $3.6 trillion in 2018. Instead, the first question lawmakers should be asking is this: Can America provide quality health care for less money?