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Bernie Sanders’s ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Can’t Work, and Here’s Why

Most notable early on in Bernie Sanders’s self-consciously awkward video announcement Wednesday were his rumpled suit and throaty New York accent. The senator faced the camera and counted down “3-2-1” before declaring he was introducing his “Medicare for All” bill in the U.S. Senate. The Vermonter said he has 15 co-sponsors in the chamber (last year he had none), and while heralding his momentum, he did acknowledge the titanic struggle ahead. “I know that taking on insurance companies and all those people who profit off our dysfunctional health care system is not going to be easy,” he said.