Liberal legislators are preparing an all-out push for a universal healthcare system heading into the 2018 midterms, with Congressional Democrats creating an official “Medicare for All’ Caucus to promote the massive federal entitlement.
According to the Hill, at least 60 House Democrats created the caucus this week in a bid to craft legislation that would guarantee health coverage to every American across the country.
“More than 60 House Democrats launched a Medicare for All Congressional Caucus this month, a sign of the popularity surrounding the concept of a government-run health insurance system for everyone that’s supported by liberal firebrands like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” writes the Hill.
Rep. Debbie Dingell -the co-chair of the caucus- praised the liberal platform Tuesday, saying “We’re going to do what it takes to get health care for every American.”
“The idea would be to introduce something that has a little bit more detail and is an actual legislative path,” added another member.
Read the full story at the Hill.
BERNIE’S BLUFF: Sanders Claims ‘Medicare for All’ Would ‘SAVE $2 TRILLION’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders refused to accept a recent study that showed his “medicare for all” program would cost US taxpayers over $32 trillion; releasing a new video that claims universal healthcare would actually save $2 trillion over ten years.
Sanders released the video on social media just hours after a George Mason University study estimated the astronomical price-tag associated with the potential proposal; finding it would likely cost over $32.6 trillion.
Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/speuEL6ETC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 30, 2018
“The study shows that ‘Medicare for All’ would save the American people $2 trillion over a ten year period… That’s what was in the study,” said Sanders.
Watch Bernie’s bizarre video above.
FLASHBACK: Bernie Says Medicare-for-All Would 'Bankrupt the Nation'
Socialist Senator Bernier Sanders –who just this week unveiled a universal healthcare bill- admitted back in 1987 that a single-payer plan would carry an “astronomical” cost and would likely “bankrupt the nation.”
Sanders was speaking with a local Vermont television station when he made the surprising admission, saying that adopting a Canadian healthcare model in the United States would be far too expensive.
“You want to guarantee that all people have access to health care as you do in Canada,” said Sanders.
“But I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanism in this country to do that—for example, if we expanded Medicaid to everybody,” he added, “Give everybody a Medicaid card—we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.”
30 years later, Bernie Sanders is pushing exactly the type of healthcare system he critiqued back in 1987; unveiling new legislation this week that he described as “Medicare-for-all.”
Bernie’s proposal is expected to cost an “astronomical” $32 trillion over a ten-year period; a figure that would likely “bankrupt the nation.”
Watch Sanders’ admission above.