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Politics & Policy

Re: Sanders’s Medicare Ultimatum

In response to Sanders Issues Ultimatum on Medicare Expansion, Which Manchin Says He Opposes

I suspect, Phil, that one reason Sanders wants to add dental benefits to the traditional Medicare program is to take away a selling point of Medicare Advantage plans. The senator’s cherished “Medicare for All” would abolish these plans, which he seems to regard as a capitalist plot.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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