Democratic congressional candidates are backing a ‘Medicare for All’ healthcare system in approximately half of their House races this November; lurching left just weeks before American voters head to the polls.
According to USA Today, liberal politicians are now backing a “universal healthcare system” in the United States in “just over half the races” where Democrats are on the ballot.
“The tally by National Nurses United, which supports a government-run, single-payer system, shows how the idea has risen in popularity even as Republicans attack the plan as socialized medicine,” writes USA Today.
“This is historic,” said Ken Zinn, the group’s political director. “The campaign has really picked up steam.”
Despite throwing their support behind the massive government program, few have announced how they plan to fund the new entitlement.
“When you talk about policy details, that whole discussion is something different,” said a senior vice president of public opinion and survey research at Kaiser Family Foundation. “And we don’t know entirely how things will play out.”
Read the full report here.
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.
IT’S OFFICIAL: 60 House Democrats Create ‘Medicare for All’ Caucus
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.