Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his calls for a universal healthcare scheme across the USA Tuesday; saying no one in America could choose to “opt out” of his Medicare for All program.
Sanders was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked if satisfied Americans can choose to remain with their current healthcare provider.
“If I want to, can I opt out?” asked the interviewer.
“No,” Sanders said immediately. “It’s like social security. It’s like Medicare right now. It’s just an expansion of Medicare.”
Bernie Sanders says Americans would not be able to opt out of his proposed "Medicare for All" plan.
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— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 11, 2019
Sanders published an op-ed in the New York Times last week; blasting America’s “unfettered capitalism” and “corporate” culture.
“I am running for president because we must defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country. But, if we are to defeat Mr. Trump, we must do more than focus on his personality and reactionary policies,” writes Sanders.
“We must understand that unfettered capitalism and the greed of corporate America are destroying the moral and economic fabric of this country, deepening the very anxieties that Mr. Trump appealed to in 2016. The simple truth is that big money interests are out of control, and we need a president who will stand up to them,” he adds.
“Wall Street, after driving the United States into the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, now makes tens of billions in profits while forcing working-class Americans to pay usurious interest rates on their credit card debt. The top 10 American drug companies, repeatedly investigated for price fixing and other potentially illegal actions, made nearly $70 billion in profits last year, even as Americans paid the most per capita among developed nations for their prescription medicine,” Sanders concludes.