There’s an old proverb—everything old is new again. That is certainly true for healthcare policy.
Last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2023, the single-payer health plan the Vermont socialist has been pushing for years.
President Biden will surely dust off his old proposal for a public option whenever he launches his re-election effort. He stumped for this “moderate” alternative to Medicare for All during his campaign for the White House in 2020. But Democrats in Congress haven’t made any progress on the idea since Biden took office.