Milton Friedman said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. If some people are consuming health care, someone has to pay for it. But that’s not my point here. Many people think that Medicare for All would mean the government would pay for everyone’s health care, so those receiving health care would have no out-of-pocket costs. That’s not how Medicare works.
Bernie Sanders proposes a “Medicare-for-all, single-payer program.” Instead of private insurance, everyone would be insured through the federal government’s Medicare program. But Medicare is not free for those who are in the program. They have to pay for it.