In the late 1980s, Bernie Sanders, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, acknowledged that a Canadian-style government-run health care system “would bankrupt the nation.”
Once again, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has decided to beat the drum for single-payer healthcare. Will he ever realize he’s beating a dead horse? Single-payer failed in Vermont, the first state to actively pursue the policy.
Sanders is proposing a monopoly over the health finance and delivery systems, and this means there will no longer be any private health insurance. People will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans.
Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign currently owes a disputed $450,000 to the various municipalities the Vermont lawmaker visited throughout the race.
Under his plan, employers could face a 7.5 percent payroll tax that would go towards employees’ health care. Sanders is also floating a 4.5 percent premium paid by households and a progressive income-tax on the nation’s wealthiest earners to fund the program.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will announce a single-payer health care plan dubbed “Medicare for all” on Wednesday, but early responses show Democrats are already split over it.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declined to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care bill Tuesday, insisting on prioritizing Obamacare reform instead.
Potential Democratic presidential challengers have yet to back Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill, a move that has many progressives worried about their stance in the party.
Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a Congressional resolution to condemn neo-Nazism and white racism, stopping short of including all types of racial discrimination on MSNBC Wednesday.