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What’s missing from Bernie Sanders’ healthcare vision
Los Angeles Times

Defending his healthcare reform plan at Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders told the audience that switching to a single-payer, “Medicare for All” approach would deliver “huge savings in what your family is spending.” Whether that’s true, however, depends on who your family is — and how much appetite the country has for government price caps and rationing.

Sanders argues that eliminating private insurers and having the federal government pay the citizenry’s medical bills would cut healthcare spending by $6 trillion over the next 10 years. That’s a huge amount, even considering the fact that Americans spent an estimated $3 trillion on healthcare just in 2014.