Sanders’ Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering


Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.”

That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to be expected. After all, he is the nation’s leading advocate for single-payer health care. This past May, he introduced his latest bid for Medicare for All in the Senate.

The newly elected Republican House, with its narrow majority, will be able to stop any bids for a government takeover of the nation’s health insurance system. American patients should thank their lucky stars, as people subject to single-payer systems in other countries are suffering profoundly under them.

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