Ponder this: If self-styled “progressives” in Congress impose total government control over health care, will ordinary Americans enjoy a longer life span?
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described “socialist,” is doubling down on his efforts to give federal officials total control over Americans’ health care.
If “Medicare for All” becomes law, however, that relationship will have to make room for a third party: Uncle Sam. And Uncle Sam will call the shots.
“You obviously studied how many people would die as a result of a lack of access to health care,” Sanders said. “What kind of conclusion did you reach? How many thousands do you think will die because of massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid?”
Over a hundred Democratic members of Congress, including Vermont’s Peter Welch, have joined in sponsoring a new “Medicare for all” bill even more sweeping that the one proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, is the chief sponsor, and the bill has more than 100 co-sponsors in the House. It mirrors a bill proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, last year.