Health Care Is Not a Right, No Matter What the Left Says
At the recent unveiling of his latest plan for Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., evoked a familiar theme. "Health care," he said, "is a human right that all Americans, regardless of income, are entitled to."
But health care is neither a right nor a privilege. It's an aggregate of goods and services. The task of health policy is to ensure timely, affordable access to these goods and services for all who need them -- and to do so without sacrificing the quality of care.
Medicare for All would...