Appearing on All In with Chris Hayes, Bernie Sanders proposed his Medicare-For-All bill while dismantling Republicans who opposed it in under a minute.
Republicans have already failed to pass their own health care bill, even by having control of the House, the Senate and the White House. Now that Sanders proposed his own bill, Republicans have started criticising the single payer system.
During his interview Sanders said:
“It is screwed up when thousands of people die each year because they can’t get to the doctor when they need to get to the doctor. It is screwed up when we are spending $10,000 per person on health care – almost 18 percent of the GDP – and the projection is if we don’t make real changes, we’re going to spend $49 trillion over the next ten years, 20 percent of our GDP, which will have very negative impacts on our economy. So you’ve got a screwed up system now. The point to be made – and I know that there will be a lot of misinformation getting out there – but the point to be made is that this is is not a government takeover of your health care system. We have a Medicare system right now. It is a good system. … Let’s expand that program to every man, woman, and child. It’s not a scary proposition.”
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) September 14, 2017
Sanders spoke out against the Republican’s plan, which will leave millions uninsured while putting money in the pockets of the wealthy. He also promoted his single payer system which will allow every American to receive affordable health care.
The Affordable Care Act might have its flaws, but it’s a step in the right direction. Instead of repealing it, Sanders and other Democrats want to simply expand an already-existing and popular program that millions of Americans already enjoy: Medicare.