The current debate over healthcare is framed as either a battle against greedy insurance and pharmaceutical companies or a socialist plot intent on giving the federal government dominion over an important part of our lives. Left out of the conversation are the consequences of inaction and the adjustments Americans with health coverage would need to make in order to cover the uninsured.

In this episode of YDHTY, Dan Gorenstein, healthcare correspondent for NPR's Marketplace and host of the podcast Tradeoffs discusses why healthcare reform is such a difficult task, how the United States doesn't lack universal healthcare insomuch as it does a lousy job administering it, and what changes the insured might need to make in a single-payer world.

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