Build Your Own ‘Medicare for All’ Plan. Beware: There Are Tough Choices. The New York Times

Read article - A panel of health policy experts examining major proposals to expand Medicare or Medicaid includes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics. "Expanding coverage to a subset of the population, for example those nearer retirement age, will be cheaper and more politically palatable," says Meara. "The desire for incremental approaches led us to create Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, each targeted to specific subgroups of the population."