Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

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Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.”

In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of cheerleaders for a government takeover of the nation’s healthcare system. It’s a safe bet that market-oriented thinkers won’t be welcome at those hearings. But ignoring our critique won’t change the reality of government-run healthcare: long waits, poor-quality care, and high costs.

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