motherjones.com - 7 days ago
Bernie Sanders just released his single-payer health care plan
Medicare for All is officially en vogue among Democrats angling for national attention.
With Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare flailing, progressives have gone on offense, focusing on their own aspirations for the nation’s health care system. And a growing number of elected Democrats are lining up behind a single-payer plan that is far more ambitious than anything enacted by President Barack Obama. “As proud Americans, our job is to lead the world on health care, not to be woefully behind every other major country.” On Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced an ambitious proposal to transition the country away from a system of private health insurance, with the government instead offering a beefed up version of Medicare to every person in the country. “Health care in American must be a right, not a privilege,” Sanders said. ‘Today, we begin the long and difficult struggle to end the international disgrace of the United States, our great nation, being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all of our people.
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