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Bernie Sanders Thinks He Can Vanquish Health Insurers. He’s Wrong.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Bernie Sanders Thinks He Can Vanquish Health Insurers. He’s Wrong.

Whether they’re running for president or just hoping to hold on to their seats, Democratic lawmakers face growing pressure to endorse one of Bernie Sanders’s signature causes. “Doc, they keep coming—pressing me to sign onto Medicare for all,” a somewhat hesitant and confused congressman told me recently. “It all depends what you mean by ‘Medicare for all,’” I said.