May 16, 2016
Last week, she called for allowing more people to join Medicare — the government-run healthcare program for seniors — by allowing those “55 or 50 and up” to buy into it. Sanders can no doubt take credit for pulling her further left — his proposal to expand Medicare to cover all Americans has evinced widespread cheers from his partisans.
But the record of other single-payer systems at home and abroad should silence those cheers. Single-payer would devastate the quality of health care that patients receive in this country — and would rob them blind in the process.
Sanders has been agitating for single-payer in the United States for decades. The supposed price tag of his latest proposal for “Medicare-for-All?” A cool $14 trillion over 10 years, he’s claimed.
Read the full article at Forbes.com: America Marches Blindly Toward Single-Payer