Wouldn’t you expect Bernie Sanders, champion of Medicare for All, to be prepared with a rebuttal to critiques of his plan to end private health insurance? Even Sen. Kamala Harris acknowledges a major flaw in the legislation she has co-sponsored to force Americans into government care.
Mr. Sanders responded during last week’s “debate” on his Universal Medicare card:
People don’t like their private insurance companies. They like their doctors and hospitals. Under our plan people go to any doctor they want, any hospital they want. We will substantially lower the cost of health care in this country because we’ll stop the greed of the insurance companies.
Replace Successful Health Plans with Government Bureaucracy?
In steps former Rep. John Delaney (D., Md.). Breaking “the socialist reverie,” according to the WSJ, Mr. Delaney asked why even successful health plans have to be outlawed under the Sanders plan. “A hundred million Americans say they like their private health insurance,” noted Mr. Delaney.
The Maryland Democrat also punctured the fantasy that the government can dictate enormous reductions in the amount paid to medical providers without affecting the quality of patient care.
Mr. Delaney said that without the higher rates charged to private plans, no U.S. hospitals could stay in business.