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  Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan, explained
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Last EditedRP  Apr 10, 2019 10:28am
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AuthorSarah Kliff
News DateWednesday, April 10, 2019 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will reintroduce his plan Wednesday morning to transition the United States to a single-payer health care system, one where a single government-run plan provides insurance coverage to all Americans.

The Sanders plan envisions a future in which all Americans have health coverage and pay nothing out of pocket when they visit the doctor. His plan, the Medicare for All Act, describes a benefit package that is more generous than what other single-payer countries, like Canada, currently offer their residents and includes new income taxes on both employees and employers.
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