Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continued to double-down on his universal healthcare scheme Tuesday; bizarrely suggesting that children born under his “Medicare for All” proposal would cost $0.00.
“Cost of having a baby with health insurance today: $4,500. Cost of having a baby under Medicare for All: $0 We can afford Medicare for All. What we can’t afford is continuing to charging families in the U.S. more than any other country for giving birth,” posted Sanders on social media.
Cost of having a baby with health insurance today: $4,500
Cost of having a baby under Medicare for All: $0
We can afford Medicare for All. What we can't afford is continuing to charging families in the U.S. more than any other country for giving birth. https://t.co/tERi0DUL7h
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 7, 2020
Sanders ripped former Vice President Joe Biden during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this week; saying his record on trade agreements and American manufacturing jobs “won’t play well in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.”
“Joe Biden voted for the disastrous trade agreements like NAFTA, permanent trade relations with China which cost us millions of jobs. You think that’s going to play well in Michigan, or Wisconsin, or Pennsylvania?” asked Sen. Sanders.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "Joe Biden voted for the disastrous trade agreements like NAFTA and permanent normal trade relations with China which cost us millions of jobs." pic.twitter.com/zAdAaEST6R
— The Hill (@thehill) January 7, 2020
“Joe Biden has been on the floor of the Senate talking about the need to cut Social Security, or Medicare, or Medicaid. If we’re going to beat Trump, we need turnout… I just don’t think that kind of record is going to bring forth the energy we need to defeat Trump,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
ANOTHER FREEBIE? Bernie Sanders Vows to Provide ‘Year-Round, Free Universal School Meals’
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called for another federal program this week; saying the government should provide “year-round, free universal school meals” for every student in America.
“‘School lunch debt’ should not exist in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. When we are in the White House, we are going to provide year-round, free universal school meals,” posted Sanders on Instagram.
The school lunch program is the latest far-left proposal from Sanders, whose ‘Green New Deal’ would effectively nationalize upwards of 30% of the entire American economy.
“Atop our existing government spending, comprising some 40% of GDP, the Vermont Senator wouldn’t just nationalize one-fifth of the economy with a ‘Medicare For all’ bill eliminating private health insurance. Under his Green New Deal plan, he would also nationalize most of the energy sector,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“At a mere $16.3 trillion, the Sanders plan would go beyond simply spending measures to increase climate-focused research and development. It would literally centralize the means of domestic energy production,” adds the Examiner.
“What we need to do is have an aggressive federal government. You can’t nibble around the edges anymore. We need to transform our energy system, that means a massive increase in sustainable energy,” Sanders told MSNBC.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 23, 2019
“Climate change is a global emergency. The Amazon rainforest is burning, Greenland’s ice shelf is melting, and the Arctic is on fire. People across the country and the world are already experiencing the deadly consequences of our climate crisis, as extreme weather events like heat waves, wildfires, droughts, floods, and hurricanes upend entire communities, ecosystems, economies, and ways of life, as well as endanger millions of lives. Communities of color, working class people, and the global poor have borne and will bear this burden disproportionately,” writes Sanders.
BAD NEWS FOR BERNIE: Poll Shows Most Voters OPPOSE ‘Medicare for All’ that Eliminates Private Insurance
A new poll released this week spells bad news for failing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders; showing most Americans oppose a “Medicare for All” program that would eliminate private health insurance companies.
“Nearly two-thirds of Democratic primary voters questioned in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll say they support a government-run single-payer Medicare-for-all style system that would replace existing private insurance,” reports Fox News. “But among all voters, support for such a plan plunges to just 41 percent. About 56 percent of registered voters oppose a ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan that replaces private insurance.”
Sanders unveiled his healthcare proposal earlier this year; vowing to reduce private health insurance companies to cosmetic surgery and other optional procedures.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
Economists say Bernie’s healthcare program will cost $32 trillion over the next decade.
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