House Democrats released a far-reaching universal health care bill on Wednesday that would extend Medicare to every American, creating a costly single-payer health care system.
The bill is being sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and cosponsored by 107 members of the House.
According to Jayapal, the “ambitious,” “bold” legislation will “ensure that every American has the health care they deserve” by ending Medicare’s eligibility age, currently set at 65, and eliminating all insurance copays, deductibles, and premiums. The proposal would also cover the cost of prescription drugs, substance abuse, dental, and maternal care.
These are, indeed, “bold” promises, but why should Americans trust liberal promises about health care after years of failing to deliver on the promises they made the last time the party overhauled health care?