Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders weighed-in over the weekend on President Trump’s recent push to repeal and replace Obamacare; saying the White House’s latest proposal would result in the deaths of “thousands of people.”
“Trump has an idea on health care. His idea is to throw 32 million off of the health insurance they have. Doing away with insurance for kids who are 26 years of age or younger who are on their parents’ plans, doing away with the protections that the ACA has for preexisting conditions,” said Sanders.
“If Trump gets his way, the cost of health insurance for you will be so high that many people literally will not be able to afford it. Thousands of people will literally die. That’s Trump’s health insurance plan,” he added.
BERNIECARE: Sanders Insists Universal Healthcare ‘NOT CRAZY,’ Current System Killing 'Ordinary People’
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his demands for a universal healthcare system throughout the United States Wednesday; saying his ‘Medicare for All’ program is “not a crazy idea.”
“Medicare for All is not a crazy idea,” tweeted the self-described Democratic Socialist. “What’s crazy is that our health care system is designed to make as much profit for insurance and pharma executives as possible, while ordinary people die because they can’t afford the care and medicine they need.”
Medicare for All is not a crazy idea.
What's crazy is that our health care system is designed to make as much profit for insurance and pharma executives as possible, while ordinary people die because they can't afford the care and medicine they need.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 19, 2018
Sanders and fellow Democrats have re-issued their calls for a ‘Medicare for All’ system in recent weeks; likely setting the stage for a key policy pledge heading into the 2020 presidential election.
BERNIECARE: Sanders Slams Trump’s ‘LIES’ on Universal Healthcare, Says Plan Will ‘Save Money’
Vermont Senator and self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders slammed President Trump’s “lies” about his Medicare for All program this week; saying the Commander-in-Chief misled voters in a recently published op-ed piece.
Sanders penned his own article for USA Today Thursday, doubling-down on his claims the universal healthcare system would -in fact- save Americans money and lower healthcare costs.
The Senator says Americans have President Trump’s plan on one side and, “On the other side is my ‘Medicare for All’ plan supported by 16 senators and 122 House members. It would guarantee everyone could get the health care they need without going into debt at far lower cost than the current dysfunctional system.”
“Study after study shows that when we eliminate private insurance premiums, deductibles and co-payments, the average American will pay substantially less for health care than he or she currently pays,” writes Sanders.
An independent study released earlier this year predicted Sanders’ potential plan could cost upwards of $32 trillion over a ten-year period; likely increasing after that.
Read Sanders’ full piece in USA Today.