January 21, 2016
Late Sunday night, just hours before the fourth Democratic presidential debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled what's probably the purest expression to date of his unreconstructed 1970s radicalism: a plan for "universal" single-payer health care in the United States.
Proudly titled "Medicare-for-All," the Sanders scheme would eliminate the private insurance industry and establish a single, federally run insurance pool open to all.
Sanders promises a healthcare utopia – a future of "no more co-pays, no more deductibles and no more fighting with insurance companies." During Sunday's debate, the candidate claimed that his health care plan would "save the average middle-class family thousands of dollars a year."
This is complete nonsense. Every other single-payer system around the world delivers subpar care at astronomical cost. Worse still, the multitrillion-dollar tax hikes – that's "trillion," with a "t" – that Sanders has proposed to finance his single-payer monstrosity would decimate the American economy.
Read the full article at U.S. News & World Report: The Ugly Reality of Single-Payer