Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.”
Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the government-run National Health Service in Britain should make that call a lot less appealing.
Look no further than the strikes by ambulance staff in England and Wales just before Christmas. The strikes come as waits for life-threatening emergency calls in Wales have reached their worst-ever levels. The story is similar in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.