Single-payer healthcare is not without drawbacks, and many do not believe it is the right option for the United States. Single-payer healthcare services can bring about longer wait times
, which can lead to higher disease rates or even be the difference between life and death for some patients.
Additionally, Sanders is not the only candidate who supports Medicare for All. Warren also supports Medicare for All.
While he first introduced the bill, functionally this does not matter - his support of Medicare for All does not make Sanders a unique candidate.