http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/sanders-im-going-introduce-medicare-all-single-payer-program

By Susan Jones | March 27, 2017 | 7:29 AM EDT

 

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) says he will introduce a single-payer, Medicare for all bill. He appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Screen grab from CNN)

(CNSNews.com) – The Republican repeal and replace bill was a “disastrous piece of legislation” designed to give tax breaks to the wealthy, and it deserved to die in the House, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont socialist, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

He also admitted that the Democrats’ Obamacare has “serious problems,” including premiums and deductibles that are too high and areas of the country where people don’t have a choice of insurance plans.

“Ideally, where we should going is to join the rest of the industrialized the world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. And that's why I'm going to introduce a Medicare-for-all single-payer program,” Sanders said.

 

 

 

Sanders wants to give people in every state a “public options from which they can choose. Let's talk about lowering the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 55. Let's deal with the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.

“Those are areas that we can work together on,” Sanders said, ignoring the fact that Republicans will not back a government-run option.

 

Sanders: ‘I'm Going to Introduce a Medicare-for-All, Single-Payer Program’

By Susan Jones | March 27, 2017 | 7:29 AM EDT

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) says he will introduce a single-payer, Medicare for all bill. He appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Screen grab from CNN)

(CNSNews.com) – The Republican repeal and replace bill was a “disastrous piece of legislation” designed to give tax breaks to the wealthy, and it deserved to die in the House, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont socialist, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

He also admitted that the Democrats’ Obamacare has “serious problems,” including premiums and deductibles that are too high and areas of the country where people don’t have a choice of insurance plans.

“Ideally, where we should going is to join the rest of the industrialized the world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. And that's why I'm going to introduce a Medicare-for-all single-payer program,” Sanders said.

 

 

 

Sanders wants to give people in every state a “public options from which they can choose. Let's talk about lowering the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 55. Let's deal with the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.

“Those are areas that we can work together on,” Sanders said, ignoring the fact that Republicans will not back a government-run option.