Is Universal Healthcare Economically Viable?

Universal healthcare is a central talking point for many Democrats in the race for the White House. But what would universal healthcare look like? And what would it cost?  

Opponents this type of healthcare overhaul say it would be costly and could lead to a lower quality of healthcare. Proponents say that universal healthcare is an economically viable model. Economics Professor Robert Pollin, co-director of the UMass Political Economy Research Institute (UMass PERI), is a support of universal healthcare. He sat down with Carolee McGrath to share his perspective on the economics of the proposal.