Fifteen senators and more than 100 House members recently introduced legislation that would launch a federal takeover of the US health-insurance system and install “Medicare for All.”
“We live in a country where millions of people ration lifesaving medication or skip necessary trips to the doctor because of cost,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the lead sponsor in the House and a longtime advocate of single-payer health care.
“I’m so proud to fight for this legislation to finally ensure that all people can get the care they need and the care they deserve.”
People are understandably upset when an insurance company forces them to jump through hoops or pay thousands of dollars to gain access to a drug they need — or denies coverage outright.
Progressives capitalize on this outrage by promising a benevolent government will do better — and guarantee access to the therapies they need.