Advocates of single-payer health care — like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his “Medicare for All” legislation — suggest Americans would enjoy a health care utopia if only the government took over. But claims of lower costs and better, more efficient care are widely overblown.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted a video Wednesday claiming that health care wait times in Canada aren’t a “major problem.” Yet whether judging by physician benchmarks or the relative performance of other countries, Canada faces chronically long health care wait times.
The late, great Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman said it best: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Friedman’s pithy proverb reminds us that there is also no “free health care.”
What does Bernie really want? More power, centralized, in the government, to be controlled by him and the rest of the clown show that thinks it’s qualified to make decisions on your behalf.
As nice as Medicare for All may sound, Sanders’ proposal is a classic example of a bait and switch. Once the consumer is lured by the slogan, he is suddenly hooked by a reality far less enticing.
Sanders is proposing a monopoly over the health finance and delivery systems, and this means there will no longer be any private health insurance. People will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans.
Illegal immigrants will seemingly be eligible to receive Medicare benefits under Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care bill, released Wednesday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will announce a single-payer health care plan dubbed “Medicare for all” on Wednesday, but early responses show Democrats are already split over it.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declined to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care bill Tuesday, insisting on prioritizing Obamacare reform instead.
Potential Democratic presidential challengers have yet to back Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill, a move that has many progressives worried about their stance in the party.
If Sanders thinks “Medicare For All” is the solution to the nation’s health care problems, what makes him think he’s doing anything other than setting us on a path that reduces access to care and increases the rate at which the federal budget implodes?