This month, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., launched his latest bid to ban private health insurance and force all Americans into a government-run health plan.
The Vermont socialist gets points for consistency. He’s introduced legislation that would establish “Medicare for All” in the last four sessions of Congress and has been stumping for single-payer health care for his entire political career.
But passion is not a substitute for wisdom. And Medicare for All is deeply unwise. It would extract hefty taxes from Americans and force them to endure long waits and rationed care in return.