I am a huge fan of Medicare and the quality of CMS leadership. I write and speak frequently about the genius of Medicare Advantage. I appreciate fully why people love the phrase "Medicare for All."
But whatever you think of the concept in the abstract, Senator Sanders' Medicare-for-All bill is a terrible piece of specific legislation -- ill-conceived, badly written, and dangerously flawed. It fails to provide answers to the essential questions of healthcare reform, suggesting either ideological rigidity or cynical manipulation -- or both.