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September-October 2020 NSDA Public Forum Topic: Medicare for All SPECIAL EDITION

September-October 2020 NSDA Public Forum Topic: Medicare for All SPECIAL EDITION

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release this special edition handbook on the September-October 2020 NSDA Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic, compulsory voting! The resolution, as released by the National Speech and Debate Association, is:

Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.

A list of briefs for this book appears below.

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Medicare for All Index

META

  • WHAT IS MFA ACT OF 2019?
  • MEDICARE FOR ALL IS SINGLE PAYER

PRO

  • HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT
  • THE CURRENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS WORSE THAN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • THE CURRENT SYSTEM FAILS: INFANT MORTALITY
  • THE CURRENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS INEFFICIENT AND EXPENSIVE
  • MFA WILL SAVE LIVES 
  • M4A WILL SAVE MONEY
  • M4A WILL ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL COVERAGE FOR LESS
  • M4A WILL REDUCE PRESCRIPTION COST
  • M4A WILL ADDRESS SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INEQUALITY 
  • M4A WILL CREATE JOBS
  • M4A WILL ADDRESS INNOVATION
  • M4A WILL NOT EXPLODE THE DEFICIT
  • M4A WILL INCREASE WAGES
  • M4A WILL IMPROVE THE LABOR MARKET
  • M4A WILL EXPAND SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH
  • EMPLOYER-BASED INSURANCE UNDERMINES AMERICAN BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS
  • M4A WILL HELP TRANSITION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE 
  • COVID-19 PROVES THE NEED FOR MFA
  • AMERICANS HAVE LOST HEALTH CARE BECAUSE OF COVID
  • MORE PANDEMICS ARE COMING
  • MFA IS BETTER THAN THE PUBLIC OPTION
  • MEDICAID EXPANSION IS BAD POLICY: CONSERVATIVE CRITIQUE
  • MEDICAID EXPANSION IS BAD POLICY: LIBERAL CRITIQUE
  • M4A WILL NOT HURT UNIONS
  • A/T: GOVERNMENT CONTROL
  • A/T HEALTH CARE RATIONING
  • A/T: M4A WILL CAUSE A DOCTOR SHORTAGE
  • A/T: M4A WILL CLOSE RURAL HOSPITALS
  • A/T: INCREASED WAIT TIMES
  • A/T: WE CAN JUST REFORM THE SYSTEM
  • A/T: PRIVATE INSURANCE PROVIDES CHOICE
  • A/T INSURANCE WORKERS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS
  • A/T: AMERICAN LIFESTYLES ARE THE REASON WE’RE UNHEALTHY


CON

  • HEALTHCARE IS NOT A RIGHT
  • M4A IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • M4A WILL COST LIVES
  • MFA WILL REDUCE THE QUALITY OF CARE
  • MFA WILL LEAD TO RATIONING OF CARE
  • M4A WILL INCREASE WAIT TIMES
  • M4A DOES NOT COVER ALL COSTS
  • COMPLEXITY OF IMPLEMENTATION WILL UNDERMINE BENEFITS
  • M4A WILL BE MASSIVELY EXPENSIVE
  • M4A WILL DROP HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  • M4A WILL COST JOBS
  • M4A WILL CLOSE HOSPITALS
  • M4A WILL CAUSE A DOCTOR SHORTAGE
  • M4A WILL DAMAGE THE ECONOMY
  • PRIVATE INSURANCE IS BETTER FOR PATIENTS
  • M4A WILL DESTROY PRIVATE INSURANCE
  • AMERICANS WANT PRIVATE INSURANCE OPTIONS
  • M4A DENIES THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE HEALTH COVERAGE
  • M4A WILL INCREASE TAXES
  • MEDICARE IS ALREADY IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE
  • M4A WILL HARM SENIOR CITIZENS
  • M4A IS NOT THE ANSWER TO COVID-19/PANDEMICS
  • MFA WILL DISCOURAGE INNOVATION
  • M4A WILL ENCOURAGE EUTHANASIA
  • M4A WILL FORCE DOCTORS TO VIOLATE THEIR BELIEFS
  • MEDICARE IS RIFE WITH FRAUD
  • INCREMENTAL REFORMS SAVE LIVES
  • PUBLIC OPTION IS BETTER POLICY
  • EXPANDING MEDICAID IS A BETTER POLICY
  • M4A WILL UNDERMINE UNIONS
  • VERMONT EMPIRICALLY PROVES MFA WILL FAIL
  • A/T: M4A WILL SAVE MONEY OVERALL
  • A/T: THE US SPENDS MORE THAN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • A/T: OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DO IT