Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for “Medicare for all” may seem like a threat to profits and innovation in the U.S. healthcare sector, but not all industry executives see it that way, even in the remote chance such a proposal is enacted. The federal government already accounts for about $1 trillion of the $3.5 trillion in U.S. healthcare spending. The government also outsources much of its programs, such as Medicare Advantage, to insurance companies like Anthem, Centene and UnitedHealth. Some healthcare executives say giving the public the option of government coverage could actually be a net plus for the industry by adding more customers, particularly the estimated 44 million citizens who have no coverage.
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