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By Sally C. Pipes
Pacific Research Institute 

Worst time to try 'Medicare for All'


"Medicare for All" just won't die. More than 100 House Democrats have signed onto new legislation that would outlaw all private insurance and put all Americans on a federally-run insurance plan within two years.

The bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., says "Medicare for All:" is the "solution" to the COVID-19 crisis and will improve access to quality care in the long run.

She could hardly be more wrong. A complete government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system would deprive Americans of the private coverage the vast majority of them like – and force them to end...

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