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Gerald Friedman cited in articles on National Nurses United criticism of Clinton’s attack on single payer

A story about how National Nurses United, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, is criticizing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for attacking rival U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on his health care for all proposal. The plan was criticized by the Wall Street Journal, but Gerald Friedman, economics, who helped develop the plan and was cited by the Journal as a critic, says the reporting included only the costs and not the financial benefits of a single-payer health care system. (Marketplace [NPR], The Street, 11/18/15)