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Who gets covered under Sanders’ Medicare for All plan?
Modern Healthcare

One of—if not the—loudest advocate of Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last week reintroduced his plan to establish a single-payer Medicare program that would largely eliminate the private payer sector. The presidential hopeful made it a focal point of his 2016 run for the White House and is doing so again as the 2020 campaign heats up. The broader concept of Medicare for All has gained traction within the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

Industry groups were quick to express their concern, saying it will throw Americans into untested waters and drive up costs. Instead, they argued, Congress should fix the current system.